Blue-beech (Carpinus caroliniana)
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Latin (scientific) name: Carpinus caroliniana
Common English name: Blue-beech
Other names: American hornbeam, musclewood, ironwood
French name: Charme de Caroline
Mostly found on lower slopes in valleys and bordering streams and valleys.
The blue-beech is the only carpinus species native to North America.
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.
For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.
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