(Japanese Hornbeam) Unusual and decorative species of hornbeam native to Japan, Carpinus japonica is known for producing stunning catkins when established, hop-like and quite persistent in autumn.
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Unusual and decorative species of hornbeam native to Japan, Carpinus japonica is known for producing stunning catkins when established, hop-like and quite persistent in autumn. The leaves are narrow with deeply impressed veins and the young growth in spring and early summer is a most attractive burgundy colour before turning darker green later in the year.
A splendid ornamental tree suitable for larger gardens, woodland areas and even parkland planting.
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Fertile, well drained soil. Carpinus japonica is tolerant of dry soil conditions.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Small to medium sized tree with an attractive, branching habit.
- Height: 10 m (32 ft)
- Spread: 8 m (26 ft)
- How Much Sun
- Partial or Dappled Shade, Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Special: Windy & Exposed
- Special Features
- Catkins, Autumn Colour
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