Young Hornbeam Tree | Carpinus betulus 'Rockhampton Red'

The Carpinus Betulus 'Rockhampton Red' presents a spectacular sight in your garden. This cultivar has a unique orange to red autumn color. This tree species is a relatively recent development in the tree market.

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Can be planted throughout the year

New Development

The Carpinus Betulus 'Rockhampton Red' is a new development in the tree market. This cultivar is a new variety of the Carpinus betulus.


Leaf Color and Leaf Shape

The most beautiful feature of this cultivar is its stunning autumn color. The Carpinus Betulus 'Rockhampton Red' has green serrated leaves in spring and summer, but in autumn, these transform into a gorgeous fiery orange-red.


Soil Type

The Hornbeam has few requirements regarding soil type; it generally thrives in soil that is neutral to slightly acidic.


Tree Pruning

The Hornbeam can be well maintained in shape through pruning. The best time to prune is during late winter or early spring, before new growth begins. Regular pruning can also help promote growth density and maintain a healthy structure.


Root System

The root system of the Carpinus Betulus 'Rockhampton Red' is strong, making this cultivar resistant to strong winds.


How to plant the tree?

  1. Determine the final location of the tree and ensure it is free from cables, debris, old plants, and other obstacles that may hinder the tree's growth.
  2. Dig a planting hole that is twice the width of the root ball. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the planting hole and mix the excavated soil with (organic) garden soil or planting substrate.
  3. Adjust the planting hole to the height where the root ball fits and firmly press the soil.
  4. Fill the planting hole with water and wait for it to settle. Check if the root ball is sufficiently moist.
  5. Place the tree or plant in the planting hole. It is extremely important that the tree is not planted too deep, as this can cause root rot.
  6. Insert a tree stake or bamboo stake firmly into the ground on the side of the tree where the most wind comes from.
  7. Now, place the watering ring or create a mound of soil around the tree so that water can seep into the ground.


Why Choose a Young Tree from Amitis

  • Easy to plant yourself due to the compact size and light weight
  • Conveniently delivered to your home in a sturdy packaging
  • Experience the growth and development of your own tree
  • Easy to maintain
  • Cultivate the size and growth form you are looking for
  • Attain mature size within a short time
  • Can be planted year-round as everything is delivered in pots
  • No root loss and better chances of establishment as everything is pot-grown
  • Cost-effective purchase
  • Fresh, healthy plants directly from the grower



Want to know more about pruning? Read our page on tree maintenance! Feel free to contact us; we are happy to assist!


  • Flower color

  • Flowering months

  • Location

    Sun-semi shade
  • Fruits

  • Evergreen

    Not wintergreen
  • Winter hardiness

  • Leaf color in summer

  • Leaf color in autumn



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