American Hornbeam
Carpinus caroliniana
Height: 25'. Spread: 20'.
Light requirement: full sun.
Growth rate: slow. Habit: multi-stemmed.
Flowering - time/color: early spring/4" long on 3-winged bract.
Foliage - spring/summer: green.
Foliage - fall: yellow-orange.
Fruit: green to brown nutlets.
Attributes: bark appears as a flexed bicep muscle.