(Fang's Hornbeam) A rare species of hornbeam native to China, Carpinus fangiana grows to be an elegant small tree with eye-catching veined, finely toothed, dark green leaves (up to 20 cm long).
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A rare species of hornbeam native to China, Carpinus fangiana grows to be an elegant small tree with eye-catching veined, finely toothed, dark green leaves (up to 20 cm long). Established plants can also produce masses of long, pale green catkins up to 25 - 30 cm tall.
Known for being slow growing initially, Carpinus fangiana is not a tree for instant gratification but is very handsome once established.
- Position: Light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: April - May.
- Rate of Growth: Slow initially to moderate.
- Habit: In the UK, Carpinus fangiana usually grows to be a small branching tree.
- Height: 6 m (20 ft)
- Spread: 4 m (13 ft)
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Light Shade
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Small (4m - 8m)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Dry/Sandy, Soil: Acid, Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Damp/Wet
- Special Features
- Catkins, Honey Fungus Resistant, Habit - Architectural, Rare and Unusual