Blue Beech


Carpinus caroliniana

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Tree in 2 x 5 inch coco fibre plug

Light: part shade to full shade
Moisture: medium
Soil: sandy loam, loam, rich in organic matter
Mature Height: 35 feet

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Understory deciduous tree that has a globe-like form, growing about as wide as tall at maturity (35 feet). Plant in a part to full shade location where soil is moist, rich, and deep. Best soil choice is a fertile loam but can also tolerate clay or alkaline soils.

Characteristic smooth, blue-gray bark gives way to larger muscle-like branches, which is why another common name is Musclewood. Leaves emerge as red-purple in Spring, then turn dark green, and finally orange-red in the fall. The hard wood was once used to make bowls, tool handles, and ox yokes.

Ontario Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7 (Find out your Hardiness Zone here)

Additional information

Weight.10 kg
Dimensions6 × 6 × 30 cm
Light Requirements

Partial Shade to Shade, Partial Shade, Shade

Moisture Requirements


Soil Requirements

Loam, Sandy Loam, Rich in Organic Matter