Blue Beech (Carpinus caroliniana)

  • Height:  20-30′
  • Spread:  30′
  • Shape:  Spreading, irregular
  • Foliage:  Green
  • Fall Foliage:  Orange to red
  • Exposure:  Part Sun
  • Zone:  3-9

The attributes of this slow growing native tree have given rise to many common names. The wood is very hard and heavy (Ironwood) and the handsome blue-gray bark is fluted with long sinewy ridges (Musclewood) that is particularly interesting during the winter. 2006 Plants of Merit®.  Available in size #10. Our inventory is always changing so please call for current availability.