Carpinus Betulus Purpurea
|Species||:||Carpinus Betulus Purpurea|
|Common Name(s)||:||Purple Hornbeam|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Spring Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Foliage Colour|
|Growth Rate||:||Slow Growing|
|Mature Size||:||Medium to Large (15-20m)|
|Tree uses||:||Hedging Trees|
|Soil Type||:||Clay Soil|
|Tree uses||:||Screening Trees|
Young leaves flush with a purple tinge in the spring.
Introduced in the mid 1870s this unusual tree is well suited for plant collections and arboretums. Young leaves flush with a purple tinge in the spring but are soon to turn deep green as the season progresses. Autumn colour is a similar yellow to our native hornbeam.
Slower growing and ultimately smaller than Carpinus betulus, it is well suited to heavier soils but keep clear of planting in areas that lie wet in winter.
Mature height: 10-15m