American Hornbeam, Hornbeam, Blue Beech, Ironwood, Musclewood, Water Beech, Muscle-beech, Smooth-barked Ironwood Carpinus caroliniana
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American Hornbeam, Hornbeam, Blue Beech, Ironwood, Musclewood, Water Beech, Muscle-beech, Smooth-barked Ironwood
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In Stock: 10.89 lb
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
cold stratify for 90 days.
sow seed 1/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Carpinus caroliniana (American hornbeam) is a small hardwood tree in the genus Carpinus. American hornbeam is also known as blue-beech, ironwood, and musclewood. It is native to eastern North America, from Minnesota and southern Ontario east to Maine, and south to eastern Texas and northern Florida. It also grows in Canada (southwest Quebec and southeast Ontario), Mexico (central and southern), Guatemala, and western Honduras.
* The bark is smooth and greenish-grey, becoming shallowly fissured in old trees.
* It is a shade-loving tree, which prefers moderate soil fertility and moisture. It has a shallow, wide-spreading root system. more...
* Too small to be exploited commercially, this high quality wood is often used locally for flooring, cogs, tool handles, golf clubs etc. It is especially suitable for making levers and is also a good fuel. more...