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Carpinus fangiana - summer leaves
Carpinus fangiana - catkins
Carpinus fangiana - established plant growing as a small tree in our arboretum
Carpinus fangiana - summer leaves
Carpinus fangiana - catkins
Carpinus fangiana - established plant growing as a small tree in our arboretum

Carpinus fangiana

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(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

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