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Carpinus omeiensis  - leaves in late spring
  • Carpinus omeiensis  - leaves in late spring

Carpinus omeiensis

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(Chinese Hornbeam) Carpinus omeiensis is an exceptionally rare small tree native to Sichuan in China which has narrow, pointed, veined leaves, tinted bronze-purple in spring turning dark green later in summer.

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Carpinus omeiensis is an exceptionally rare small tree native to Sichuan in China which has narrow, pointed, veined leaves, tinted bronze-purple in spring turning dark green later in summer. Develops a very graceful arching habit with semi-weeping branches once established.

Best in a position with sun or light dappled shade with plenty of shelter from cold wind..


  • Position: Sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile soil. 
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy.
  • Flowering Period: April - May.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: In the UK, Carpinus omeiensis usually grows to  be a small branching tree.
    • Height: 4 - 5 m (13 - 16 ft)
    • Spread: 2.5 - 3 m (8 - 10 ft)

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Small
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Not Fussy
Special Features
Honey Fungus Resistant, Habit - Weeping, Foliage - Purple/Red, Rare and Unusual

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