The American Hornbeam (Carpinus carolina) is similiar to its European cousin.  A medium sized upright tree with uniform proportions with a rounded or flat-topped crown.  It can easily function as a specimen tree, in groupings, as a screen, in the understory, or as a magnificent hedge.  It has a steel gray, smooth sinewy bark is great to view in the winter season.  Dark green leaves turn yellow, orange, and red in the fall.

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Mature Height

  • 20 – 30 Ft in height and 15 – 20 Ft in width

Sun Preference

  • Full sun to full shade

Soil Requirements

  • Grows well in most soils but prefers deep moist acid soil.

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