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Carpinus cordata

Classification

Order: Fagales
   Family: Betulaceae
            Genus: Carpinus
                        Specie: Carpinus cordata

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Leaves have a heart-shaped base; yellow catkins in spring

Uses: Autumn color Winter silhouette Woodland gardens Hedge

Zones: 5-9

Description: Native to Japan where it grows in mountain woods, this species grows into a tree of 50 ft (15 m). It has scaly furrowed bark and a broadly columnar shape. The leaves are slightly heart-shaped at the base with a finely pointed tip and prominent veins. Yell

Growth Habit: Broad columnar

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