American hornbeam, musclewood (Carpinus caroliniana)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
American hornbeam, musclewood
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American hornbeam, musclewood (Carpinus caroliniana)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3b
Mature Height Mature Height
20 to 30 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
20 to 30 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Slower
Sun Sun
Full Sun or Partial Shade
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Insignificant
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
Yes
Additional Information Additional Information
wide-spreading, multi-stemmed tree with low branches; 20-30’ tall and wide; fluted, muscle-like bark and branches; yellow to orange-red fall color; slow grower; prefers rich, moist, well-drained, slightly-acid soil; plant in spring only; full sun to partial shade; sensitive to road salt; native to WI; hardy to zone 3b

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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