Tree Detail

Carpinus caroliniana


Hornbeam, Americana

Carpinus caroliniana   

Category: deciduous tree   Size: medium

Mature Size: 20-30' x 20-30'

Zone: 3 - 9a   Growth Rate: slow


Elevation (if known): To 8,000'

Water: Likes lots of water. NOT drought tolerant

Soil : Prefers wet, wll-drained.

Sun: Full sun to Shade.

Comments: A hardwood tree. May have more than one trunk, but tolerant of pruning. Haven't seen one in Alamosa.

Warnings: May be more shrub-like.

Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? yes

Street Tree? yes   Street Tree Conditions: If a single stem specimen is planted. Make sure it gets plenty of water.

CO/NM native? no   Native to: Eastern US

Known Locations:

Information Sources: Alamosa Tree Board; Western Sunset Garden Book; U of Maine Extension