Carpinus caroliniana

American Hornbeam


Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • Deep green leaves in spring/summer
  • Autumn colors of yellow, orange & red
  • Terrific landscape shade tree
  • Provides shelter and food for many wildlife species
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native
Native
Full Shade
Full Shade
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Spring
Spring
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies



Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Prefers rich, moist acidic soil

Easy to grow

Low maintenance plant

Good choice for erosion control


Height: 20-35 ft
Spread: 20-35 ft
Price Level 1: $69.99~#3
Bloom Color:
Zone: 3-9
 

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


Attributes:

  • Focal Point
  • Fall Color
  • Naturalizing
  • Low Maintenance
  • Native

Exposure:

  • Full Sun
  • Full Shade
  • Partial Sun

Habit:

  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Red
  • Orange

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Songbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Wet Soil/Wetlands