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Carpinus caroliniana

Carpinus caroliniana

Hornbeam - American

American Hornbeam is a tough, beautiful native tree which performs well in a wide variety of site conditions. Its green veined leaves and habit look somewhat like American Beech trees, and its interesting 2" hanging winged seed bracts add to its appeal in summer. It performs very well when transplanted from containers, and can be used in full sun or shade locations as well as sites which are periodically flooded. The fall color is attractive, varying from yellow through orange to reddish purple hues. It can be pruned to make a good tight hedge, like its European cousin, C. betulus.

Height

35 Feet

Spread

25 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone

3
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
30 Carpinus caroliniana #7 5-6'
0 Carpinus caroliniana #10 5-6' 50
10 Carpinus caroliniana #15 8-10'
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Fall Color - Attractive
Full Shade
Native
Soil Conditions
Average
Moist
Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Food Source for Wildlife
Tolerance
Clay Soil Tolerant
Tree Type
Shade
Street
Foliage Color
Green
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