Firespire® American Hornbeam

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Quick Overview

Firespire® American Hornbeam attracts wildlife from songbirds to butterflies and has been proven to be useful in a variety of landscape uses, best recommended for hedging or screening. Come autumn, this tree will put on a remarkable display of fall color with its tones ranging from fiery orange to red.

Details

Quick Overview

Why it rocks:

Firespire® American Hornbeam, commonly known as Upright Musclewood, was introduced in the early 90s by Michael Yanny of Johnson’s Nursery, Inc. This beautiful tree attracts wildlife from songbirds to butterflies and has been proven to be useful in a variety of landscape uses, best recommended for hedging and screening. Come autumn, this tree will put on a remarkable display of fall color with its tones ranging from fiery orange to red.

Where to put it:

Firespire® American Hornbeam is extremely useful for hedging, screening or privacy. Because of its smaller size, it can be planted as an accent in landscape beds around the home or in the yard.

What it needs:

Firespire® American Hornbeam thrives in full sun to part shade and does well in a variety of soil conditions. Be sure to follow our watering guidelines for the first few growing seasons until the tree’s root system is well established.

Specs

Specs
Botanical Name Carpinus caroliniana ‘J.N. Upright’
Hardiness Zone 3
Tree Type Ornamental & Flowering
Size Range Small Tree (15-25 feet)
Mature Height 20'
Mature Spread 10'
Shape Upright Oval, Narrow/Columnar
Foliage Color Dark Green
Fall Color Red/Orange
Flower Color N/A
Decorative Fruit None
Landscape Uses Near Patio/Sidewalk, Privacy/Screening, Ornamental/Flowering
Growth Rate Slow
Plant Tolerance Very Adaptable
Standout Feature Narrow, Upright Form, Orange to Red Fall Color