Carpinus caroliniana



Small tree with beautiful smooth, grey, fluted bark. Also called musclewood because of its sinuous texture. Prefers deep fertile, moist, acidic soil. 20 to 30 feet tall. Full sun to shade.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:American Hornbeam, Blue Beech
Plant Family:Betulaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Trees
South Jersey Native Range:South Jersey
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:March to May
Global and State Rank:G5, SNR
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Moist
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to shade
Light Range:Shade, Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist

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