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Plant Species of the genus Carpinus

Information about this genus
Name: Carpinus
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Hornbeams will grow in most soils and are suitable for parks and specimen plantings.Carpinus betulus is popular for pleaching and hedging. Species are propagated from seed sown in autumn and cultivars are grafted.
Description: This genus contains about 35 deciduous trees and shrubs that are found throughout the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Commonly known as hornbeams, they are appealing trees at all times of year. The leaves have prominent parallel veining and color well in autumn. In spring pendulous yellow male catkins and separate female catkins, which are erect at first, are borne. The fruiting clusters in autumn are surrounded by leafy bracts and in winter an attractive branch pattern is revealed.

Specie Vernacular Zone
betulus 5-9
caroliniana 5-9
Carpinus cordata 5-9
Carpinus japonica 5-9
Carpinus laxiflora 5-9
Carpinus orientalis 5-9
Carpinus tschonoskii 6-9
Carpinus turczaninowii 6-9
Carpinus viminea 6-9

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