Native Flame American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana ‘JFS-KW6’)

Native Flame American Hornbeam

  • Oval-Shaped Dark, Green Leaves
  • Captivating, Red, Hot Fall Foliage
  • Smooth, Blueish-Gray Bark
  • Go-To Specimen Plant
  • Easy to Care for

No fireplace needed on those chilly fall evenings when you have this crackling red hot Native Flame American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana ‘JFS-KW6’) in your yard.

Throughout the seasons it stands out with its dark green foliage and distinct oval-shaped leaves on top of its smooth, blueish-gray hardy bark.

Your new go-to specimen tree is right before your eyes and will illuminate your entire yard drawing a crowd daily.

Before you know it, your yard will be covered with these exquisite deciduous trees and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them.

The Native Flame American Hornbeam grows to a mature height of 30 feet tall and 20 feet wide with full foliage making it perfect for a small privacy screen for your backyard.

To allow this striking tree to grow to its fullest potential, plant in full sun to partial shade with well-drained soil and in return it will illuminate your yard endlessly.

Placing mulch around the base of the tree ensures even moisture while also protecting it from pests and diseases. Have you ever seen a garden with mulch opposed to without? Talk about a game changer.

Native Flame American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana ‘JFS-KW6’) Details

Common name Native Flame American Hornbeam
Botanical name Carpinus caroliniana 'JFS-KW6'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 5-8
Growth rate Slow
Height 25 - 30 ft.
Width 18 - 20 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color Yellow