American Hornbeam

TREE TYPE Hornbeam
SCIENTIFIC NAME Carpinus caroliniana
SIZE AT MATURITY (H x W) 25ft x 20ft (Medium)
PLANTER STRIP SIZE 4 to 6 feet
POWERLINE SUITABLE yes
PARKING LOT SUITABLE  
LOW WATER/DROUGHT TOLERANT  
FIRE SAFE (Noted by OSU or ODF)  
ATTRACTS WILDLIFE/POLLINATORS Yes
NATIVE TO OREGON  
COMMENTS Tough tree species. Though it prefers rich moist soils like most species, this tree can tolerate of a range of soils. May be slower growing in tougher urban settings. Fall color ranges from yellow to orange to red. Good for smaller planter strips (4 to 6 ft wide) especially given its narrower canopy (20 ft wide). Features: fall color, trunk shape. Full sun to shade. Approved cultivars include 'Native Flame' and 'Rising Fire' which both have excellent fall color.
MORE INFORMATION https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/carpinus-caroliniana