Musclewood or Blue Beech - Carpinus caroliniana
One of the prettiest mid-sized trees with smooth, gray, fluted bark. Fall color can be red, yellow, and orange. The tree is highly adaptable to different soils and pH. In full sun it will grow in a formal, upright character but if gown in shade it will have a more loose, informal shape. Many people have used this tree as a screen or even a clipped hedge.
Mature size: 15 - 20' high, 10 -15' wide
Location: Sunny with average soil moisture, partial sun with average soil moisture
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