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.
- 20 – 30 Ft in height and 15 – 20 Ft in width
- Full sun to full shade
- Grows well in most soils but prefers deep moist acid soil.
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