Carpinus caroliniana 'Orange Crush'

Orange Crush American Hornbeam

Orange Crush is cultivar of our native Hornbeam. Also known as Blue Beech or Ironwood, Carpinus caroliniana has carved a niche in the understory where it tolerates both shade and periodic flooding. Orange Crush was selected in North Georgia where it provided orange fall color on a rounded form. Cutting grown plants provide uniform plantings.

Category: Small ornamental or shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 3 to 9
Foliage: Medium green
Fall Color: Orange fall color
Flower: Pale green; inconspicuous
Fruit: Pale green; inconspicuous
Bark: Smooth, fluted bark has a muscular appearance
Winter Interest: Bark is reminiscent of a flexed muscle and provides year-long interest
Texture: Medium
Shape: Rounded form
Mature Size: 30' tall by 30' wide
Growth Rate: Slow
Adaptability: Likes moist, well-drained, acid soil; tolerant of periodic flooding.
Native Habitat: Eastern US native