BlueBell Nursery - Trees & Shrubs - Carpinus - Carpinus laxiflora var fargesii

Carpinus laxiflora var  fargesii
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Information Only - A rare species of hornbeam native to China, Carpinus laxiflora var fargesii and has fine, deeply veined leaves which are a splendid maroon or plum purple when young, darkening to green as they age. As well as this vivid foliage colour, when established it will produce attractive, long catkins. An elegant ornamental tree suitable for most gardens or woodland areas.

Looking for something similar? Try Carpinus turczaninovii or Carpinus japonica

This plant is currently listed on our website for Information Only - Sadly it is not currently available for sale, nor do we have young specimens growing on our nursery. We hope to have this plant for sale at some point in the future and at this time it will be re-enabled on our website.

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Fertile, well drained soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Small tree with an elegant, branching crown once established.
    • Height: 10 m (32 ft)
    • Spread: 8 m (26 ft)


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