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Common Name: American Hornbeam      Latin Name: Carpinus caroliniana      Size: 20 (min) to 29 (max)
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I am trying to find a garden center / nursery in the cincinnati area that sells a Carpinus caroliniana american hornbeam. So far all I have found are columnar european hornbeam I cant find Carpinus caroliniana. Do you know who grows them
I have also been looking for Carpinus caroliniana in cincinnati, and have not found anything. I have talked with most of the local nurseries and native propagators, but they have not gotten to them yet. The quickest and cheapest option here is to wait till fall and harvest some seeds. I plan on starting some in pots and putting some seeds directly out where I want them. See which works best. Goodluck
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Carpinus caroliniana
Origin: Midwestern & Eastern North America
Maximum Height: 29 feet

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Category: Tree
Family: Betulaceae
Genus: Carpinus
species: caroliniana
Origin: Midwestern & Eastern North America
Size: 20 (min) to 29 (max)
Size Description: Med Tree
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Picture of Carpinus caroliniana  American Hornbeam
Trunk Detail
Age: Old
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein

Picture of Carpinus caroliniana  American Hornbeam
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein

Picture of Carpinus caroliniana  American Hornbeam
Winter Form
Location: The Indian Hill Church
Age: Old
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Winter
Picture of Carpinus caroliniana  American Hornbeam
Selection Made for rich orange red/ apricot fall color
Location: Johnson's Nursery
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz

Location: Seneca Gardens 2316 Meadow Seneca Gardens KY
Specimen: 374
Location: Ault Park 5090 Observatory Circle Cincinnati OH [Latitude: 39.133682366666700 Longitude: -84.411512316666700] Specimen: 1458
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden 1 Brookside Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom CB2 1JE [Latitude: 52.194858933333300 Longitude: 0.130387366666667] Specimen: 1925
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Carpinus caroliniana
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: August 2012
Location: North Carolina Arboretum 100 Ashville NC 28806 [Latitude: 35.496609050000000 Longitude: -82.608916770000000] Specimen: 3030
Location: Chicago Botanical Garden [Latitude: 42.148374070000000 Longitude: -87.792143330000000] Specimen: 3669
Location: University of Cincinnati 2600 Clifton Ave Cincinnati OH [Latitude: 39.130095480000000 Longitude: -84.517730560000000] Specimen: 3997
Location: Halifax Public Gardens, Nova Scotia, Canada Halifax Public Gardens Halifax Nova Scotia [Latitude: 44.643058280000000 Longitude: -63.583059530000000] Specimen: 4721
Location: New York Botanical Garden - Bronx [Latitude: 40.862779020000000 Longitude: -73.878252500000000] Specimen: 7141
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