American hornbeam

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Synonyms for American hornbeam

tree or large shrub with grey bark and blue-green leaves that turn red-orange in autumn

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American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana) - Sometimes called bluebeech or ironwood, American hornbeam has very smooth bark with raised, muscle-like ridges.
American hornbeam or musclewood presents an option for brilliant fall color on a smaller scale.
Nowhere else are you likely to find a taller swamp cottonwood (115 feet), winged elm (104), American holly (91), Carolina ash (82), American hornbeam (68), pawpaw (53), or possumhaw (44).
Zones 1-2: Try American hornbeam, Eastern redbud, honey locust, Japanese pagoda tree, little-leaf linden, and Marshall seedless green ash.
For land described as barren, the estimated numbers of traditional forest trees were impressive: 12,000 American hornbeam (ironwood), 9,000 red maple, 8,000 oaks of nine different species, 6,000 sweet gum, 3,000 black locust, 1,500 hickories, 1,200 willow, 1,000 birch, 500 American chestnut, and 300 flowering dogwood, to name a few.
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