Model Rocket™ Korean Hornbeam Tree

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About the Model Rocket™ Korean Hornbeam Tree

Discover the elegance and grace of the Model Rocket™ Korean Hornbeam Tree, a stunning addition to any garden landscape. Known for its striking columnar growth habit, this tree boasts a unique rocket-like shape that sets it apart from other hornbeams. With glossy, serrated leaves that turn vibrant shades of orange and red in autumn, it provides year-round visual interest.

The Model Rocket™ Korean Hornbeam Tree (Carpinus turczaninowii) is an ideal choice for garden enthusiasts seeking a low-maintenance and visually captivating specimen. Its compact size makes it perfect for smaller gardens or even container planting. Native to Korea and China, this tree thrives in various climates and is adaptable to a range of soil conditions.

How to Grow the Model Rocket™ Korean Hornbeam Tree

Growing the Model Rocket™ Korean Hornbeam Tree is a rewarding experience for gardeners of all levels. Select a sunny to partially shaded location with well-draining soil. Once planted, ensure regular watering during the establishment phase, and then let its natural hardiness take over.

Pruning is minimal for this columnar beauty, making it an easy-to-maintain choice for garden enthusiasts with busy schedules. Watch as it develops a strong central leader, enhancing its iconic rocket-like form. Throughout the year, the Model Rocket™ Korean Hornbeam Tree will enchant you with its glossy foliage and stunning seasonal color changes.

Embrace the beauty and uniqueness of the Model Rocket™ Korean Hornbeam Tree in your garden today. Shop now to add this exceptional specimen to your collection and elevate your outdoor space with its distinctive charm.

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Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.


Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 8.0
Zone Range 5 - 8

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 15 - 20' tall x 12 - 15' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 12 - 15' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow shade trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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