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Latin Name- Carpinus Caroliniana Hardy Planting Zone-5-8 Mature Height- 20-30 ft Width-15-25 ft Sun or Shade- Full to Partial Sun

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Hornbeam Tree

Hornbeam trees are also known as ironwood and muscle-wood trees, they get interesting names from having such strong wood. This wood rarely cracks or splits, it remains nice and solid. In fact, in the past pioneers would use these trees to make mallets and other tools; also, they would make bowls and dishes. These trees tend to be small, but they serve great purposes for your landscapes. These trees will look great among other trees in the shade. When the autumn season arrives, the tree will become decked out in colorful leaves in the shades orange, red and yellow. Hornbeams provide wonderful shade for wildlife as well. You will see that this tree is like a magnet for nature's creatures. For example, birds and small animals usually find shelter within these trees, and eat the fruit that appear on the tree later in the year. Also, this tree will attract maybe some butterflies as well. Children truly love hornbeams because their branches usually grow low to the ground, so it is fantastic for climbing. Hornbeams usually grow around the southern parts of the U.S. They normally grow in the sun or the shade and grow the best in rich soil. Young hornbeams require a regular supply of water if water is normally absent due to hot climate. However, as they grow they require less water. Organic soil is the best soil because it holds moisture well, so watering often doesn't have to happen. You will not have to prune Hornbeams very much unless you have a particular preference. It depends on how you will want the tree to look. Overall, the tree is very beautiful and extremely appealing for any landscape. You barely have to water this tree or trim it because it is very low maintenance. Hornbeams are great for kids because the branches grow low for easy climbing. Also, animal life will be right at your door!


Hornbeam Trees are hardy and versatile specimens that offer a lot of benefits. In spring, the trees are arrayed with a thick covering of orange and yellow flowers. Birds and butterflies flock to them, adding their colors and music to the mix. The dense canopy provides welcome relief from the glaring sun. In fall, the bright green leaves blaze brilliant yellow, bright orange, and rich red. These hardy trees withstand the windy storms of winter well and thrive in urban environments. These strong and beautiful trees are great for increasing a home's value and adding aesthetic appeal to the landscape.