American Hornbeam

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American Hornbeam is a widely adaptable ornamental, or small shade tree, with outstanding gold to bright orange-red fall foliage. This native tree is also known as Blue Beech, Ironwood, and Musclewood; names inspired by the smooth, gray, irregularly fluted trunk. American Hornbeam is a widely adaptable small tree with outstanding fall color, excellent for natural or native plantings.

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Why it rocks:

American Hornbeam is a widely adaptable ornamental, or small shade tree, with outstanding gold to bright orange-red fall foliage. This native tree is also known as Blue Beech, Ironwood, and Musclewood; names inspired by the smooth, gray, irregularly fluted trunk. American Hornbeam is a widely adaptable small tree with outstanding fall color, excellent for natural or native plantings. This tree continues to grow in popularity due to its tough disposition, beautiful texture and color, and native appeal; and is an excellent addition into most landscapes. 

Where to put it:

Because of its small size, American Hornbeam is typically used as an ornamental, but could also be used as a small shade tree as well. This tree is extremely versitile and can be used anywhere from open spaces to parkways. Its native beauty lends itself to naturalistic plantings; however, it would look great in any landscape situation. American Hornbeam should be planted at least 10-12ft from buildings. 

What it needs:

This tree is very tough and adaptable, and can be used pretty much anywhere in the landscape. 

Specs

Specs
Botanical Name Carpinis caroliniana
Hardiness Zone 4
Tree Type Shade, Ornamental & Flowering
Size Range Small Tree (15-25 feet)
Mature Height 25'
Mature Spread 20'
Shape Upright Oval
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red, Orange
Flower Color No
Decorative Fruit None
Landscape Uses Shade
Growth Rate Slow to Moderate
Plant Tolerance Very Tough and Adaptable