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Hornbeam Trees

Sale price$89.99

Size 1-2'
Quantity 25 Plants

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The Hornbeam Tree is a deciduous landscaping native to the eastern United States. Gardeners love it, which grows in most U.S.D.A. plant hardiness zones, for its compact shape, narrow trunk, and large, leafy crown.

The short-statured type is a cousin to the more enormous American beech. Like the beech, it loves moist soil, full sun to filtered sun, and is resilient against drought.

Hornbeam Trees Are Disease-Resistant

Carpinus caroliniana is heat-tolerant, drought-tolerant, disease-resistant, and pest-resistant. Plant it in an appropriate location in soil amended with hardwood mulch and give it an inch of water each week. 

The Hornbeam Tree Is Very Easy To Care For 

TN Nursery customers love this adaptable, easy-care type, putting it to use as a feature in the following settings:

  • Butterfly or pollinator garden: The springtime flowers attract early-season songbirds, butterflies, bees, and moths.
  • As a specimen in a small yard: Their petite size makes them the perfect specimen for a smaller property.
  • Understory type: Some pair it in the filtered shade of taller species to fill empty spots in their yards. Because it loves partial shade, it's an ideal understory type.
  • Urban garden: The small scale of it--especially its narrow trunk--means it can work in an urban garden setting.

Hornbeam Tree or Carpinus Caroliniana Has Several Common Names.

  • Blue Beech
  • Ironwood
  • Musclewood
  • Muscle Wood
  • Water Beech

The Hornbeam Tree Reaches 20-40 Feet Tall

Carpinus caroliniana matures only twenty to forty feet tall, and its rounded canopy is about the same width. Its slender, gray trunk is proportional to its height and has a ridged texture.

The Foliage Of The Hornbeam Is A Blue-Green Color

The leaves are blue-green on the top and paler underneath. Each leaf is three to five inches long and up to two inches wide. The leaves are oval, alternate along the stem, and have serrated edges. Small yellow flowers appear in the springtime.

TN Nursery suggests the hornbeam tree for those who want a lovely, small type that requires little care. Please place your order today.