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Carpinus cordata

Heartleaf Hornbeam

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height10m
  • Spread10m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Carpinus cordata (Heartleaf Hornbeam). Known for its graceful form, this slow-growing, densely-branched Hornbeam has large heart-shaped leaves up to 15 cm long and scaly fissured bark. It produces large cigar-shaped seed pods.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

China, Korea and Japan

Interest and use

Grown for its graceful habit and foliage interest.

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Needs

  • LightAny
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

Tolerates full shade.

Propagation

You can propagate the species by seeds in the autumn, and the cultivars by budding in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids.

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