Fire King American Hornbeam


Scientific Name: Carpinus carliniana ‘JN Select A’

Size at Pick-up: Approx. 5-7 feet tall in a 5 gallon container


  • Species is steeped in American history
  • Blue-grey bark gives year-round interest and nickname ‘Musclewood’ or ‘Blue Beech’
  • Outstanding color change throughout the season
  • Creates heavy, dense shade
  • Will thrive in all sun conditions and in wet sites

4 in stock


Zone: 3-8
Mature Habit: Upright, rounding
Size: 20′ Tall by 20′ Diameter
Best Light: Full sun to part shade
Growth Rate: Moderate
Best Soil: Deep, slightly acidic
Color Change: Green to red/orange/yellow

Landscape Use: Screens, understory planting, specimen, small shade tree

Companion Plants: Ironwood, Serviceberry, Elderberry, Viburnum

Additional information

Size at Pick-up

Approx. 5-7 feet tall in a 5 gallon container, Approx. 5-7 feet tall in a 7 gallon container, Approx. 6-8 feet tall in a 15 gallon container