Carpinus fangiana

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  1. scross1

    scross1 Active Member

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    I wanted to see if anyone knew of a source for this plant in the US?

    Thanks
     
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    Heres a information site www.efloras.org I cant find a site that sells them. If you happen to come acrost a site that sells them tell me.
     
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    I've been looking for several years with no luck.
     
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    From what I have been able to find there are only a couple of places that have it in their collections in the US. One being the Quarry Hill Botanical Garden. It seems more widely available in the UK.

    I was surprised that Piroche did not carry it though.

    I am guessing that the best possibility will be a seed source with the USDA import restrictions.
     
  5. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Although 11 species in the genus listed for Seattle arboretum in 1994 this not one of them.
     
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    Heritage Seedlings, a wholesale grower in Oregon, has tried propagating it from seed (which is also pretty rare) with little success. They hope to eventually get a stock plant so they can graft it onto another carpinus. This is the company that introduced Carpinus japonica and other interesting Asian hornbeams to US growers.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Maybe too many people are frightened of the fangs?

    ;-)
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I wonder if Heritage really was the first to wholesale C. japonica here, it's been on the continent since before 1890.
     
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    Maybe not the first wholesaler, but very influential in making it common (at least in the Northwest). In the early nineties, they were actively promoting it to growers; at the time, it was very rare in the trade, now, it is very common.
     

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