Native Plant Encyclopedia

  American Hornbeam (Musclewood)Carpinus caroliniana ssp. virginiana  

  Recommended Planting Range



American hornbeam is a small tree that grows in rich, deciduous forests beneath the canopy of taller trees. It can have single or multiple trunks. The graceful layering of overhead branches develops best in openings---such as along a woodland path---where the smooth, muscle-like bark can been seen.

American hornbeam (Musclewood) American hornbeam (Musclewood)

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