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Cultural Details for Acer carpinifolium

Common Name:
Hornbeam Maple

Growth Rate:
Moderate growth rate; Vased shaped, multi-stemmed and round headed

Average Mature Height:
20-25’ in landscape

Average Mature Width:
20-25’ in landscape

Flower Details:
greenish flowers are borne in short glabrous racemes in may

Fruit Details:
0.75” long samaras diverge at a right or obtuse angle.

Fall Color:
Leaves change to rich gold and brown in autumn.

Bark Details:
Bark is smooth and gray.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
Japan. Introduced 1881

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Prefers moist, well drained soil in part shade; Zone (4)5 to 7; pH adaptable. In the wild this tree exists as an under story plant. Can be rooted from August cuttings.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
8711, 8712

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.