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Carpinus laxiflora


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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Leaves taper to a point; fruit in loose clusters

Uses: Autumn color Winter silhouette Woodland gardens Hedge

Zones: 5-9

Description: This species from Japan and Korea is not common in cultivation. It grows up to 50 ft (15 m). The young shoots are silky at first and the leaves are slightly downy on the veins. They taper to a long point and are held on crimson stalks. The fruit is loosel

Growth Habit: Spreading habit

Comments: Not often seen in cultivation

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