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American Hornbeam

Carpinus caroliniana

American Hornbeam is a handsome small- to medium-sized tree with multiple stems that creates a unique and attractive specimen in the home landscape.  The crown forms a wide, horizontal canopy. Good fall color. Beautiful thin, blue-gray bark is ornamental.

Excellent smaller tree for urban landscapes
Dark green foliage has good fall color
Ornamental blue-gray bark
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 Item  Height  Size  Price  Qty
10325 $9.95

Gardening Suggestions for American Hornbeam:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Midwest Native
Average
Height:
20-40 Feet
Spread:
20-50 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
3 - 9

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Great Garden Neighbors:
Indian Cherry; Carolina Buckthorn Indian Cherry; Carolina Buckthorn
Gro-Low Sumac Gro-Low Sumac

Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Habit
Deciduous
Program
MSD (Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District)
Plants of Merit
Grow Native!
Attributes
Rain Gardens and Bioswales
Specimen
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Interesting Bark
Erosion Control
Midwest Native
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage