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Carpinus caroliniana Ball O' Fire

Carpinus caroliniana Ball O' Fire™

Hornbeam - American

Ball O' Fire™ ('J.N. Globe') Musclewood has a tight round shape, with clean green summer foliage that turns a vivid orange, bronze and red in the fall.  Found in the wild in Wisconsin, Ball O' Fire™ American Hornbeam was named and introduced by Michael Yanney of Johnson's Nursery. The color is more reliable when grown in cooler climates, and the compact size makes this tough, versatile native useful for smaller sites.  The hanging winged fruits also add to Carpinus Ball O' Fire™'s appeal.

Height

20 Feet

Spread

20 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Fall Color - Attractive
Habit: Compact
Native
Winter Interest
Bark
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Moist
Bloom Time
Spring
Exposure
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Food Source for Wildlife
Tree Type
Ornamental (<30')
Foliage Color
Green
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