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Carpinus betulus 'Rockhampton Red' - red autumn colour
  • Carpinus betulus 'Rockhampton Red' - red autumn colour
  • Carpinus betulus 'Rockhampton Red' - established specimen in autumn

Carpinus betulus 'Rockhampton Red'

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(Hornbeam) Carpinus betulus 'Rockhampton Red' is a handsome small to medium sized, deciduous tree once established with dark green summer leaves turning beautiful shades of purple red and orange in autumn before falling.

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Carpinus betulus 'Rockhampton Red' is a handsome small to medium sized, deciduous tree once established with dark green summer leaves turning beautiful shades of purple red and orange in autumn before falling. Upright initially, establish specimens develop handsome arching branches and the habit starts to round out.

Best autumn colour will usually be seen in a position with plenty of sunlight.


  • Position: Full sun or dappled shade.
  • Soil: Any well drained soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Carpinus betulus 'Rockhampton Red' grows to be a small to medium sized tree with a rounded crown once established.
    • Height: up to 12 - 15 m (40 - 50 ft)
    • Spread: 10 - 12 m (32 - 40 ft)
  • Notes: Carpinus betulus 'Rockhampton Red' is notably resistant to honey fungus.

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How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Large, Tree - Medium
Growing Conditions
Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Acid, Soil: Alkaline, Site: Windy, Soil: Dry/Sandy
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Screening/Hedge, Rare and Unusual, Honey Fungus Resistant