American Hornbeam

Carpinus caroliniana ‘American Hornbeam’

SIZE & GROWTH RATE

Average Growth Rate is Slow
Mature Size 30' Tall x 30' Wide

LIGHT NEEDS

Full sun to partial shade

DECIDUOUS OR EVERGREEN

Deciduous

FLOWER DESCRIPTION

Flowers:white. inconspicuous and not showy Color:White


The American hornbeam is a native forest understory tree in the Chicago area, 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.

Carpinus caroliniana ‘American Hornbeam’

SIZE & GROWTH RATE

Average Growth Rate is Slow
Mature Size 30' Tall x 30' Wide

LIGHT NEEDS

Full sun to partial shade

DECIDUOUS OR EVERGREEN

Deciduous

FLOWER DESCRIPTION

Flowers:white. inconspicuous and not showy Color:White