Corrugated blue-green leaves with serrated edges change to red, scarlet, and orange in fall. Horticultural source.

The hard, heavy wood is used for tool handles, mallets, walking sticks, and golf clubs. Also known as musclewood.

A great native tree that grows well in heavy soil and lower light conditions. The catkins and fruits look a little like dangling Japanese pagodas—first green, then becoming yellowish brown in clusters of three-winged nutlets. The smooth greenish gray trunk eventually becomes fluted with age and seems to have muscles. Grows very slowly. Tolerant of most soils. Also known as musclewood.

Pot Size & Price
3.5-in. deep pot
$15.00
Height
20'–35'
Sunlight Exposure
Full Sun Partial Sun shade
Catalog
S021
Plant Traits
Birds
Minnesota Native

Other varieties of Blue Beech

Carpinus caroliniana Wisconsin Red, red fall color
Photo from Johnson's Nursery

Wisconsin Red

Catalog
S022