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Carpinus caroliniana

Also called Blue Beech


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Carpinus caroliniana - American Hornbeam - Field Production

Carpinus caroliniana - American Hornbeam - Field Production

More About Carpinus caroliniana

  • Rounded to oval crown, with wide spreading branches
  • Attractive, yellow or green catkins
  • Catkins turn into distinctive clusters of winged nutlets
  • Serrated, dark green leaves in the summer turn yellow, orange and red in the fall
  • Smooth, gray bark has distinctive, muscle-like fluting
  • Bloom Time: Early spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

Zone:

3

Height:

8-10 m

Spread:

8-10 m

Colour:

Green
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Blue Beech/Musclewood Growing and Maintenance Tips

A relatively low maintenance plant, attractively shaped, understory tree for shady sites. Suitable for lawns or naturalized in woodland areas. Available as a multi-stemmed clump or tree form.


Carpinus caroliniana Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color
Catkins
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Rounded
Spreading

Foliage Color

Red
Green
Yellow
Orange

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing
Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Carpinus caroliniana

Carpinus betulus

Carpinus betulus

European Hornbeam