Carpinus caroliniana

Common name: Blue Beech

Native plant

One of the best mid-sized trees with smooth, gray, fluted bark. Since Blue Beech is part of the birch family.  The flowers are in the form of catkins and are not highly visible. The fruit hangs in 4-6 inch clusters. 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 grown in shade it will have a more loose, informal shape. Many people have used this tree as a screen or even a clipped hedge.

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Gallon

Pricing

Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $22
11 to 24 units $19
25 or more units $16.50
Pricing information per unit for 15 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $90
11 to 24 units $80
25 or more units $75
Pricing information per diameter
1.00 inch $85
1.25 inch $95
1.50 inch $105
1.75 inch $115
2.00 inches $145

Plant Details

Plant type

Tree, Large Shrub

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period

Spring

Environment

Harsh exposure tolerant, New construction, Floodplain

Growth form

Multi-stemmed, Single trunk

General information

Mature height
15 Feet
Mature width
10 Feet
Max height
25 Feet
Max width
20 Feet
Growth rate
Moderate
Flower color
Catkin
Fall color
Orange Red

Additional information

Loved by birds

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