Carpinus caroliniana

Bluebeech

This shade tolerant small tree grows to a maximum of 9 m. Its unusual bark looks like muscles. Seeds, buds, or catkins are eaten by a number of songbirds, ruffed grouse, ring-necked pheasants, bobwhite, turkey, fox, and gray squirrels. Slow growing with extremely hard wood.

Height x Width (feet): 30 x 25

Sun Requirements: Quite shade tolerant under-story tree

Water Requirements: Moist soils

Urban Friendliness: Good