Carpinus caroliniana
AMERICAN HORNBEAM, BLUE BEECH
Betulaceae

 
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Plant type: deciduous tree

Hardiness zones: 3-9b

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to shade

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to occasionally flooded

Soil: enriched soil, acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, heavy frost
12m
Plant habit
 
15m

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Flowers: chartreuse

Flowering Time: mid spring

Leaves: mid green; yellow, orange & red in autumn

Bark & Stems: grey smooth bark
 
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Carpinus caroliniana
AMERICAN HORNBEAM, BLUE BEECH
Betulaceae

 

  Plant type: deciduous tree

Hardiness zones: 3-9b

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to shade

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to occasionally flooded

Soil: enriched soil, acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, heavy frost
12m
Plant habit
 
15m

FEATURES

Flowers: chartreuse

Flowering Time: mid spring

Leaves: mid green; yellow, orange & red in autumn

Bark & Stems: grey smooth bark


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits oriental designs

Uses: formal screen, informal screen, street tree, shade tree

Growth rate: slow

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average






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