Japanese Hornbeam (Carpinus japonica)

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Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 20 to 30 feeet in cultivation
Plant Spread: 20 to 30 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 17, 2018 5:10 PM

I've only seen this species one time and that was by surprise at Morris Arboretum in northwest Philadelphia, PA, as it was tagged there. The leaves are sharp pointed, dark green, and 2 to 4.5 inches long by 3/4 to 1.75 inches wide, doubly toothed on the margins, with 20 to 24 pairs of veins deeply impressed. This species is noted as usually not having good fall colour. The bark begins as smooth and then matures to become shallowly furrowed and scaly.

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