Beach, Blue


Category: Ornamental trees
Common Name: Beach, Blue
Botanical Name: Carpinus caroliniana
Sun Exposure: Part to full sun
Height: 20-30 ft.
Spread: 30 ft.


The attributes of this slow growing native tree have given rise to many common names. The wood is very hard and heavy (Ironwood) and the handsome blue-gray bark is fluted with long sinewy ridges (Musclewood) that is particularly interesting during the winter. 2006 Plants of Merit®.