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Cultural Details for Carpinus japonica

Common Name:
Japanese Hornbeam

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Green blooms appear as catkins in April

Fruit Details:
Prominent 2 to 2.5" overlapping fruit bracts

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Shallowly furrowed and scaly.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
No serious insect or disease problems

Native Habitat:
Japan. Introduced in 1879.

Other Features:
Wide spreading branches radiate like ribs on a fan

Culture and Care:
Sun to light shade; prefers moist well drained soil but tolerates a range of soil types

This plant was blooming:
4/2/2010 - 4/14/2010
3/30/2007 - 4/5/2007

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
3825, 3835

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.