American Hornbeam This tree is ‘Mountain Grown’ at Alpha Nursery and is an ‘Idaho
American Hornbeam is a small to medium size deciduous tree. It begins with green leaves in spring through the summer. In fall the leaves turn from yellow to orange to fire engine red. The mature tree can is usually rounded but can take on a broader elliptical form. This tree likes will do well in the sun but is best planted in shade, a perfect choice of an under-story tree underneath large pines or firs.
American Hornbeam likes to be planted in wetter soil and prefers slightly acidic soil. It will grow to a height of high with an equal width. This tree is perfect for a woodland environment and will attract wildlife and birds that are attracted to the seeds and buds.