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Carpinus caroliniana, (American Hornbeam, Hornbeam, Blue Beech, Ironwood), Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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Carpinus caroliniana

American Hornbeam, Blue Beech, Hornbeam, Ironwood, Muscle-beech, Musclewood, Smooth-barked Ironwood, Water Beech


  • Carpinus caroliniana

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification 

Looking for an attractive and unique tree to add to your landscape? Consider the Carpinus caroliniana, also known as the American hornbeam or blue beech. This small hardwood tree is native to eastern North America and is well-suited for shade-loving environments with moderate soil fertility and moisture. Although too small for commercial use, its high-quality wood is often used locally for flooring, tool handles, and even golf clubs. The bark is smooth and greenish-gray, becoming shallowly fissured in old trees, giving it a unique and attractive appearance. Its leaves are serrated and distinctive, adding to its overall aesthetic appeal. The American hornbeam also provides food for caterpillars, making it an important part of local ecosystems. Add a touch of unique beauty to your yard with the Carpinus caroliniana.

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