Silver Creek Nursery

Blue-Beech Seedling

Blue-Beech Seedling

Species: Carpinus caroliniana

History: Blue-beech (aka American hornbeam and musclewood) is native to much of the eastern US and parts of southern Canada. The wood is extremely hard and is often used for tool handles, walking sticks, and golf clubs. 

Why We Grow It: This native understory tree boasts very strong wood with an unusual furrowed/bulging look that is reminiscent of muscles, hence the name 'musclewood.' Deer will feed on the leaves and twigs while some birds will eat the nutlets produced by the tree.

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5

Soil Preference: Prefers rich, well-drained soils and moist conditions

Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: Tree reaches 8m tall. Tolerant of seasonal flooding.

Sun/Shade: Full shade to full sun with enough moisture (approx. 4-10 hours of sun daily)

Recommended Use: Wood, wildlife

Height Above Soil Line:

Fruit Specs

Recommended Use:

Fruit Size:



Growing Specs

Canadian Hardiness Zone:

Soil Preference:

Flowering Time:

Bloom Colour:

Pollination Requirements:

Sun/Shade Requirements:

General Growth Habits:

Shipping vs. Pick Up

CLICK HERE to see how shipping compares to pick up.

Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

Regular price $10.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $10.00 CAD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.
View full details