Carpinus caroliniana /American Hornbeam

Carpinus caroliniana   / Carpinus caroliniana
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Scientific Name: Carpinus caroliniana
Common Name: American Hornbeam
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Has drooping branches on plants that are almost equal in height and spread make it a good plant for screens. It must be pruned yearly where the drooping growth habit will impede vehicular and foot traffic. Excellent tree for naturalistic settings. Produces interesting bark that peals in strips. Popular tree for bonsai work.