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A handsome hornbeam with superb autumn colour. Grows in the wild as an attractive, under storey tree in the woods of Eastern US. Carpinus caroliniana is rare in the UK, with dark green leaves in spring/summer which turn fantastic shades of bright red, yellow and orange in autumn before falling.
Once established this tree has attractive, fluted bark and elegant arching branches.
Supplied Size: 3L containers (80-100 cm tall)
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American hornbeam, Blue beech, Hornbeam
Carpinus caroliniana (American hornbeam). An ornamental tall and shrubby, deciduous tree growing to a height of 12m and is native to Eastern North America. Bark is pale grey, the leaves large and pointed and turn a deep orange or red in autumn. Small catkins appear in mid-spring.
They are fully hardy and will need sun or semi-shade in fertile well drained soil.
Specimen, banks, hedging
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