Carpinus coreensis Koidz.
Carpinus eximia Nakai
Carpinus fauriei Nakai
Carpinus yedoensis Maxim.
Carpinus tschonoskii is a deciduous tree that can grow up to 25 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for its wood and also for use as a cosmetic ingredient
Carpinus tschonoskii has a fairly wide distribution. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2014)[
E. Asia - southeast China, Korea, southern and central Japan
Mixed and broad-leaved forests, preferring deep, rich and moist soils, being commonly found alongside rivers and streams; at elevations from 1,100 - 2,400 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
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Carpinus species are generally tolerant of a wide range of soil types; they prefer a deep, open, moist but well-drained loam and can succeed in both clay and calcareous soils186, [
]. Plants, especially when young, do not demand much light[
An extract of the leaves is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as an antiseborrheic, antimicrobial, hair conditioner and skin conditioner[
An extract of the stems is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as an antioxidant, astringent, emollient, hair conditioner and skin conditioner[
We have no specific information for this species, but the wood of Carpinus species is generally white in colour, very hard, tough and heavy. The trunk is usually crooked, so the wood is only suitable for small items, but it is excellent for turnery and for making small items such as tool handles, especially where great resistance to friction is required[
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.