American Hornbeam Tree

American Hornbeam Tree

American Hornbeam Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Carpinus caroliniana
Hardiness Zones:   3 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Slow
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; does well in moist towet soil
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Wide spreading flat or round top; single or multistemmed
Height:   20 to 30'
Weight:   20 to 30'
Leaf:   2.5 to 5" alternate, simple leaf; yellow, orange, and scarlet fall color (seedling variability)
Flower/Fruit:   Small seed-like nutlet
Comments:    Native; difficult to transplant; good street tree; sculptural appearance of trunk (smooth; fluted; ridges); very hard wood
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --