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Carpinus orientalis 10-70cm

Carpinus orientalis 10-70cm

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Product Description

Carpinus orientalis, commonly known as the Oriental Hornbeam or Turkish Hornbeam, is a deciduous tree celebrated for its graceful appearance, attractive foliage, and adaptability to various environmental conditions. This tree is native to regions of southeastern Europe and western Asia.

The Oriental Hornbeam is a medium-sized to large tree that typically grows to heights of 30 to 50 feet (9 to 15 meters) or more. It forms a rounded or broadly pyramidal crown with ascending branches. The leaves are one of its distinctive features, being oval to elliptical in shape, finely serrated at the margins, and deep green in color. In the fall, the foliage transforms into shades of vibrant yellow, orange, and red, creating a breathtaking display of autumn colors.

This hornbeam species produces inconspicuous flowers in the spring, with male and female flowers borne on separate trees. The male catkins are pendulous and yellowish, while the female flowers develop into small, winged nutlets that are often grouped together in clusters. The bark of Carpinus orientalis is smooth and gray when young, gradually becoming flaky and fissured as the tree matures.

Carpinus orientalis is cherished for its adaptability to different soil types and environmental conditions. It is often used as a shade tree in urban landscapes, in parks, and for hedging or screening due to its dense canopy.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: Oriental Hornbeam is well-suited to temperate climates and can thrive in USDA hardiness zones 5 to 8. It is adaptable to both humid and relatively dry conditions.

  2. Sunlight: Plant Carpinus orientalis in a location that receives full to partial sunlight. It can tolerate some shade but typically grows best in a sunny spot.

  3. Soil: This tree prefers well-draining, loamy soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. It can tolerate a wide range of soil types, including clay and sandy soils.

  4. Watering: While Oriental Hornbeam is moderately drought-tolerant once established, it benefits from regular watering, especially during its early years. Ensure the soil is consistently moist but not waterlogged.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to retain soil moisture, regulate temperature, and suppress weed growth.

  6. Pruning: Prune as needed to remove dead or damaged branches and maintain the desired shape. Carpinus orientalis can be pruned into a more formal shape if desired.

  7. Pests and Diseases: This tree is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, it can occasionally face issues such as aphids or scale insects. Monitor the tree and apply appropriate treatments if necessary.

  8. Propagation: Propagate Oriental Hornbeam from seeds or hardwood cuttings. Collect seeds from mature trees in the fall and plant them in well-prepared soil or containers.

Carpinus orientalis, the Oriental Hornbeam, is a graceful and adaptable tree that adds beauty to landscapes, provides shade, and exhibits stunning autumn colors. With proper care and attention to its specific needs, it can thrive in a variety of settings and become a valuable addition to your outdoor environment.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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