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Other common names
Carpinus are deciduous shrubs and trees with attractive foliage and hop-like fruit clusters in late summer and autumn
Betulaceae / Betulaceae
C. japonica is a spreading deciduous tree of elegant appearance, with glossy, prominently veined leaves and conspicuous green fruiting catkins turning pale brown with maturity
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Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Good in woodland settings
Propagate by seed, softwood cuttings or by grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Pruning group 1
Can get caterpillars and aphids
Powdery mildews and coral spot may occur
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