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Carpinus caroliniana

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Trees, Deciduous

Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade, shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist

Soil Description: acid, rich, loam, clay, sand

Height: 25'-45'

Bloom Time: March, April, May

Bloom Color: red, green, brown

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, fall interest, showy fruit, stream margin plant

Carpinus caroliniana (American hornbeam)
  • Carpinus caroliniana (American hornbeam)
  • Foliage of Carpinus caroliniana (American hornbeam)
  • Fall leaf color of Carpinus caroliniana (American hornbeam)
  • Carpinus caroliniana (American hornbeam)

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Description

Carpinus caroliniana

Also known as:

American hornbeam

,

ironwood

,

musclewood

,

muscle beech

,

blue beech

,

water beech

Scientific Synonyms:

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Hamamelididae
Order Fagales
Family Betulaceae Birch family
Genus Carpinus hornbeam
Species Carpinus caroliniana American hornbeam