AMERICAN HORNBEAM

Carpinus caroliniana

 

This variety of Hornbeam is known for its smaller size and beautiful fall colors which range from yellow to bright orange. It is also more cold-hardy than others of its type. Other common names include 'Blue Beech', 'Ironwood', and 'Musclewood'. The latter name comes from the smooth sinewy trunk.

 

 
 
SUMMER COLOR

SHAPE AT MATURITY

Height:  25′

Spread:  20′

Shape:  Oval

Foliage:  Dark Green

Fall Color:  Yellow to bright orange-red

Zone: 4