Plant Library

Hornbeam Blue Beech American

Common Name: Hornbeam

Botanical Name: Carpinus caroliniana

Variety: Blue Beech American

Blossom Color: N/A

Bloom Time: N/A

Zone: 3 to 9

Exposure: Shade to Sun

Mature Height: 20-30'

Mature Width: 30'

Notes: This prized native tree is known for its attractive blue-gray bark that has fluted ridges. It is one of few landscape trees that does well in full shade. Adapts to a wide range of soil textures, moisture levels, drainage and pH levels. Fall color can range from orange to red.