Carpinus caroliniana Zone
Blue Beech also known as American Hornbeam, musclewood or
Ironwood, performs well even in areas inundated with water for
several days to a week or two once it is established. Although Blue
Beech is moderately drought-tolerant, it is probably best to provide
even established trees with some irrigation during dry spells in the
south. Ironwood grows in sun or shade (as an understory tree in the
woods) and tolerates most soils, including wet, but not alkaline.
Blue Beech will grow with an attractive open habit in total shade,
but is dense in full sun. Transplant B&B, from containers or
bareroot and provide regular irrigation. Good survival in ice
Clear all turf away from
beneath the branches of Blue Beech to reduce competition with turf
and remove some branches so they will not touch each other. Remove
some secondary branches from main branches (especially those toward
the end of the main branches) if main branches have included bark.
This reduces the likelihood of main branches splitting from the tree
later when it has grown to become an important part of the
landscape. Locate the tree properly, taking into account the
ultimate size since the tree looks best if it is not pruned to
control size. Blue Beech can enhance any landscape with its
delightful spring flush of foliage. It can be the centerpiece of
your landscape if properly located. To buy or price blue beech click
on the blue prices link below.
Note: Tolerates only slight
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