The American Hornbeam (Carpinus Caroliniana) is a shade tree making it useful for shady landscapes and naturalized or woodland gardens. New leaves emerge reddish-purple, changing to dark green, then turn yellow to orange-red in the fall, offering a kaleidoscope of color throughout the year. Even in winter, the tree’s fluted blue-gray bark with long, sinewy ridges make it a special addition to the landscape. The American Hornbeam grows to heights of 20-30 feet with equal spreads of 20-30 feet. Prefers full sun to part shade. Fall color, Persistent fruit/seeds, Attractive bark.
Ships bare root