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American Hornbeam

Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
Average shipping height: 2' - 3'
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  • Bare Root
    Member Price $19.99
    Reg. Price $24.99
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The American hornbeam is a small, deciduous tree native to the eastern United States. Its leaves are a reddish-purple shade in the spring, shift to dark green in summer, and then turn yellow to orange-red in the fall. Even in winter, the tree’s ridged, blue-gray bark provides an extra hint of visual interest.

  • Provides reddish-purple, dark green, and yellow foliage
  • Can have one or more trunks
  • Attracts pollinators, songbirds, and small mammals



The American Hornbeam Grows in zones 3 - 9

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Growth Speed


Mature Height

20' - 30'

Shipping Height

2' - 3'

Scientific Name

Carpinus caroliniana

Mature Spread

20' - 35'

Sun Preference

Partial Sun/Shade, Full Shade

Soil Preference

Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Moist, Sandy

Planting Instructions

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