Heartleaf Hornbeam Carpinus cordata

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Botanical Name:

Carpinus cordata

Family:

BETULACEAE

Genus:

Carpinus

Species:

cordata

Common Name:

Heartleaf Hornbeam

Lot#:
060751
Seeds Per Pound:
58,112
Quantity:
0.25 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
55
Germination:
43%
Germination Test Type:
Cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
20-30 feet
Collection Locale:
China
Crop Year:
2006
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 0.25 lb
Prices
  • CARPINUS cordata

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
8.95
1 oz
22.28
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 60 days, cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Sporadic germination may occur over a 2-3 year period.
In a Nutshell:
* Uncommonly cultivated, but nonetheless handsome, this 30-45' Asian hornbeam has relatively broad, deeply-veined leaves with a heart-shaped (the cordata in its name) base & long pendulous green "pagoda" seed clusters more...
* A slow growing small landscape tree most commonly used in shady locations. Also makes a very nice bonsai specimen.

Carpinus cordata, sometimes commonly called heartleaf hornbeam, is a slow-growing, densely-branched, deciduous tree with an attractive rounded form that is native to Japan, Korea and China. It typically grows 20-30’ tall by 12-15’ wide, but may reach 50’ tall in its native habitat. In cultivation, it is sometimes grown as a large shrub or screen. It is noted for its graceful form, large heart-shaped leaves, scaly fissured bark, large fruiting catkins and large winter buds. Doubly-serrate, heart-shaped, prominently-veined, dark green leaves to 5.5” long are attractive throughout the growing season. Foliage produces no appreciable fall color. Insignificant tiny greenish flowers appear in spring in separate male and female catkins, with the female catkins giving way to somewhat showy cigar shaped seed pods to 3-5” long. The common name of heartleaf hornbeam and the specific epithet both are in reference to the heart-shaped leaf bases. Bigleaf hornbeam is an additional common name sometime used for this tree.

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