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Japanese Hornbeam

Carpinus japonica

Easy to Maintain Fall Colors

Characteristics:
Round, densely-branched, small, deciduous tree with upright branches.

Growing Conditions:
Prefers light shade or sun. Grows best in moist, well-drained soil, but tolerates a range of growing conditions, including clay.

Uses:
Tolerates many soil types. Attractive foliage, papery nutlets, and growth form. Usually trouble free.

Height:
25' at maturity

Width:
25' at maturity

Shape:
Round to umbrella shaped

Flowers:
Green female catkins at branch tips and yellow make catkins in spring.

Leaves:
Dark green, narrow, veined leaves with a serated margin. Non-showy yellow fall color.

Bark:
Gray, fluted smooth bark.

Native of Japan.