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Order: Fagales
   Family: Betulaceae
            Genus: Carpinus
                        Specie: caroliniana

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 40 ft (12 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Leaves turn shades of orange and scarlet in autumn

Uses: Autumn color Winter silhouette Woodland gardens Hedge

Zones: 5-9

Description: This species is native to moist woods and riverbanks in eastern North America. It is like Carpinus betulus in many respects but is often shrubby and seldom grows taller than 40 ft (12 m). The leaves turn to deep shades of orange and scarlet in autu

Growth Habit: Broad round-domed habit


Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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