american hornbeam

Tree Care Tips

  • Water tree immediately after planting! Then your tree will need 15-20 gallons of water each week May - September
  • Maintain tree by removing weeds, litter, and pet waste nearby
  • Plant flowers or non-woody plants around tree 3 feet from base
  • Add a ring of mulch around the tree 6 inches from the base and 3-4 inches thick to suppress weeds and add nutrients 

 

Culture

  • Height: 20-35 ft. 
  • Leaves: serrated, oval; emerge dark green, shades of yellow/orange/red in fall
  • Flowers: separate male and female catkins (cylindrical flower) 
  • Shape: round
  • Sun: part shade to full sun