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botanical name:
Carpinus japonica
Carpinus japonica © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Japanese Hornbeam
family:  Carpinaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 10.00m
width: 8.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: light green
fruit colour: light brown
stem/bark: grey-brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -30°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Small deciduous tree with a wide-spreading rounded habit. Light grey-brown bark. Excellent foliage of heavily veined, toothed leaves that are longer and darker green than the European hornbeam. Light green hop-like flower catkins in spring, maturing to form seeds in autumn.

Most well drained soils in sun or part shade. Once established, will tolerate periods of drought.

Responds well to trimming.

By seed or cuttings

Very good ornamental tree. May be used for hedging and can be pleached in the same manner as European hornbeam.

other notes:
PHS Gold Medal
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