at Digging Dog
By Dalgial (Own work) ‘CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFD
This stellar medium-sized Hornbeam promises to delight all year round. Hallmarking spring and summer, a winsome bevy of small, oval-shaped dark green serrated foliage sport prominent veins, soft yellow-green undersides and slender pointed tips. Long, pendent, bright green and red-tinged fruiting keys accompanied by cozy yellow and red foliage make attractive autumn features, while winter showcases pendulous branches and smooth pale patterned bark.
A rarely offered Japanese native introduced in 1914, the versatile Carpinus laxiflora can be grown as a landscape specimen or serves as an ideal bonsai candidate. 10' in 10 years. Large Band.
Size: 30' 0" high x 20' 0"–25' 0" wide; hardy to zone 6.
Carpinus laxiflora (T-0260)
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