1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006
785.594.2966

hornbeam

Carpinus caroliniana

Native understory tree for shady landscapes and woodland gardens. New leaves emerge reddish-purple, changing to dark green, then turn yellow to orange-red in the fall. Blue-gray bark with long, sinewy ridges make it a valuable addition to the winter landscape.

Larval host for Red-Spotted Purple butterflies.

NATIVE TO THE EASTERN HALF OF NORTH AMERICA.