Carpinus caroliniana

American Hornbeam

An irregular rounded tree. The bluish-green foliage turns to yellow, orange and red in the fall. The bark is a smooth steel gray. A good tree for naturalizing; it does well in shade or sun. It is native to riverbanks of the southeastern U.S. Other common names include Musclewood, Blue Beech, or Iron Wood.

  • Common Name: American Hornbeam
  • Height: 30' tall
  • Spread: 30' wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Zone: 3 - 9