Carpinus caroliniana

American Hornbeam, Musclewood

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A tidy and handsome small tree that prefers moist soils but is fairly adaptable to a variety of conditions including urban sites. Often called musclewood because of its fluted bark  which looks like a flexed muscle. This versatile native tree shows excellent fall color (orange to red). A great selection for bird habitat.

Secondary Name:
American Hornbeam, Musclewood
Plant Type:
Deciduous Trees
Hardiness Zone:
Sun Exposure:
Ultimate Plant Height:
HT 20-30'
Ultimate Spread:
SP 15-20'
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