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Carpinus caroliniana

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American Hornbeam

FAMILY: BETULACEAE

Carpinus caroliniana - American Hornbeam

About American Hornbeam at OSU's Landscape Plants site

  • Native to U.S. east of Mississippi to southern Mexico and Honduras.

  • Height seldom exceeds 60’. Leaves 2-4” long, bright green. Fall color can be yellow to pink/purple.

  • Bark on mature trees is blue-gray with sinews (another common name is muscle tree).

  • Wood from this tree is very strong.

Tree #LocationDimensionsPhoto and Notes
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4327 SE Ellis St

Right of Way

25' Height

44' Spread

7.2' Circ.

Carpinus betulus - European Hornbeam