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'Carpinus' QuickScape Minis American Hornbeam Tree (Ironwood)

'Carpinus' QuickScape Minis American Hornbeam Tree (Ironwood)

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Botanical Name Carpinus caroliniana
Mature Height 20 - 30 Feet
Mature Width 20 - 30 Feet
Light Requirement Full Sun to Full Shade
Hardiness Zone Zones 3 - 9
Tolerance Dry Soil, Clay Soil, Wet Soil 
Attracts Birds, Pollinators

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ℹ The American hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana) is a truly exceptional tree valued for its array of positive attributes. Its striking appearance includes smooth gray bark reminiscent of muscle or sinew, often referred to as "musclewood," which adds year-round visual interest. Growing to a compact height of 20-35 feet, it fits perfectly in smaller yards or urban settings. Come autumn, the American hornbeam transforms with a splendid display of vibrant yellow, orange, and red foliage, making it a standout in any landscape. This tree thrives in shaded environments, making it an excellent choice for underplanting larger trees or creating woodland gardens, while its small nuts provide food for birds and mammals, enhancing local biodiversity. Adaptability is another strong suit, as it can tolerate various soil types, including clay and occasionally wet soils, although it prefers well-drained conditions. Once established, it requires minimal maintenance and exhibits good resistance to pests and diseases. Its ability to withstand urban conditions, including pollution and compacted soils, underscores its versatility for city planting. With a long lifespan and enduring beauty, the American hornbeam not only enriches landscapes aesthetically but also contributes to ecological health throughout its native range in eastern North America.