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Carpinus Genus

Hornbeam

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Chalky

Description

Carpinus genus (Hornbeam). This genus consists of deciduous trees, which are grown for their foliage and autumn colour, and clusters of small winged nuts.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Trees

Origin

Europe, Asia.

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage, autumn colour and clusters of small, winged nuts.

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will need sun or semi-shade in fertile well drained soil.

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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