Wisconsin Red™ Musclewood American Hornbeam Tree

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About the Wisconsin Red™ Musclewood American Hornbeam

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Wisconsin Red™ Musclewood Tree (Carpinus caroliniana ‘MY Select Strain’). This native treasure, carefully selected and improved over 35 years by Michael Yanny of Wisconsin, boasts an exceptional display of fall colors. The Wisconsin Red™ strain showcases a magnificent range of reds, oranges, and yellows, truly setting it apart from ordinary seedlings and previous selections.

This Autumn showstopper steals the spotlight with its vibrant foliage, creating an enchanting scene in your landscape. Plant it in a sunny spot to maximize the brilliance of its fall display. Even after the leaves have fallen, the tree continues to captivate with its smooth gray bark, adding a touch of elegance to the winter landscape.

Landscape Uses for the Wisconson Red™ Musclewood Tree

Beyond its stunning appearance, the Wisconsin Red™ Musclewood Tree is a versatile and reliable choice. It serves as an excellent privacy screen, effortlessly enhancing the tranquility of your outdoor space. With its disease resistance and ease of growth, this tree is a low-maintenance solution for creating a beautiful and inviting environment.

Growing to a height of 15-20 feet and spreading 10-15 feet, the Wisconsin Red™ Musclewood Tree strikes the perfect balance between size and impact, making it suitable for a variety of garden settings.

Embrace the fiery hues of fall and enjoy the year-round allure of the Wisconsin Red™ Musclewood Tree. With its outstanding performance, easy care, and exceptional beauty, it’s the perfect addition to your landscape.

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Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.


Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.0 - 7.5
Zone Range 3 - 9

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 15 - 20' tall x 10 - 15' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 15 - 20' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow shade trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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