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Carpinus cordata is a deciduous tree that can grow up to 15.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - China, Japan.
Forests on moist mountain slopes at elevations of 200 - 2500 metres[
Thrives in any good loam, including chalk, it does not demand much light[
]. Prefers a deep open loam[
]. Grows well in heavy clay soils.
A very ornamental tree[
] but it is slow growing in Britain[
Wood - hard, close grained. Used for making agriultural tools, furniture, turning etc[
Seed - best sown in an outdoors seedbed as soon as it is ripe[
]. Germination is usually good, though it may take 18 months[
]. If collected whilst still 'green' (after the seed is ripe but before it has dried fully on the plant) and sown immediately it should germinate in the following spring[
]. Grow the plants on for two years in the seedbed and then plant them out into their permanent positions in the winter. The average seed viability is around 65%[
Pre-treat stored seed with 4 weeks warm and 12 weeks cold stratification and sow in a cold frame[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame until they are at least 15cm tall before planting them into their permanent positions.