Carpinus japonica

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Carpinus japonica - Japanese hornbeam
Common name: Japanese hornbeam
Family: Betulaceae (birch family)
Distribution: Japan
IUCN Red list: Data deficient
Hardiness: USDA Zone 5
Life form: Deciduous tree
Comments: A small tree to 20' in cultivation. Leaves are alternate, dark green, oval in shape with deeply toothed margins. Male flowers (catkins) are 1-2" long in early spring. Fruit is 2-3" long, in bracted clusters.
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  • 1: AZA: BA13 (BA13) • Accession: D1989-0733.001 • Provenance: Cultivated of Garden Origin
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