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Carpinus Caroliniana

Botanical Name:

Carpinus caroliniana

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Moist, rich, deep soils. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Acid-based
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Trees, Native Plant, Tree

Lifespan

Woody, Perennial

Plant Height

12-36 ft.

Flower

Monoecious (both male and female flowers on the same tree) male catkin is 1-2.5" long, female 3/4 inch long, 3 lobed bracts, 1-1.5" long, middle of lobe the widest.

Fruit

The nutlet is 1/3 inch long and is attached to a leaf-like 3-lobed green scale that helps it to be carried by the wind., Green

Benefits
Ornamental

Understory tree, Fall conspicuous

Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Fagales

Family

Betulaceae

Genus

Carpinus

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