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Carpinus polyneura

Carpinus polyneura

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(Chinese Hornbeam) Native to parts of China, this is a rare small tree with arching branches and deeply veined, pointed leaves which are usually flushed with purple when they emerge in Spring, turning dark green later on in summer. The leaves have purple and orange tints before falling in a crisp autumn.

A small or eventually medium sized tree in a favourable position. Best in sun or dappled shade with some shelter but avoid very dry soils.

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Supplied Size:
  • 4 litre pot (3 - 4 years old, 100 - 125 cm tall)

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  • Position: Sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile soil. Avoid very dry areas.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy but shelter from strong winds.
  • Flowering Period: April - May.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit:  In the UK, Carpinus polyneura usually grows to  be a small branching tree with arching branches.
    • Height: up to 6 - 8 m (20 - 26 ft)
    • Spread: 4 - 5 m (13 - 16 ft)
How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Small (4m - 8m)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Acid, Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Damp/Wet
Special Features
Honey Fungus Resistant, Foliage - Purple/Red, Rare and Unusual, Autumn Colour
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