Mount Omei hornbeam

Carpinus omeiensis | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Shed a ray of light on your garden under the Mount Omei hornbeam.

The beautiful foliage of carpinus omeiensis or Mount Omei hornbeam is a credit to any garden design. This small tree features gorgeous jagged-edged and distinctly veined leaves that are reddish-purple to green depending on the time of year. This tree will grow in most varieties of soil as long as they are kept moist and offer good drainage. It can be planted in areas that receive full sunlight or partial shade. Mount Omei hornbeam makes a lovely standalone feature but is also an effective option for hedges or screens and with such attractive foliage no one will mind this tree in their line of sight!

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 6 - 7
Spread [m]
  • 4 - 5
Dominant flower colour
  • Green
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Pink or purple
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • Greenwood cuttings
  • grafting
  • seed
  • budding
Growth habit
  • Dense
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-7
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -12
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Trees
Grown for
  • Ornamental foliage, habit and autumn colour
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
  • Bonsai
  • Neighbour repellant
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Park
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
  • Hedges and screens
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 30 years or longer