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