Wisconsin Red™ Musclewood

Carpinus caroliniana ‘Wisconsin Red™’

Height and Spread15-20’ tall x 10-15’ wide
Shape and GrowthBroadly oval
Plant TypeDeciduous tree
FruitNutlet, red-orange to brown
FoliageGreen in summer, bright and vibrant red, orange and yellow in fall
LightFull sun or shade
SoilPrefers moist, well-drained soil, pH 5.0-7.4
Pruning or ShearingMinimal pruning required
Landscape usesFocal point, screening or hedge plant, street tree planting under utility wires in low salt locations
Bred by Mike Yanny, JN Plant Selections


– Attracts bees, beneficials and birds
– Excellent disease resistance


– Smooth gray bark provides winter interest
– Selected native
– Full sun for best fall color
– Mulching recommended for all landscape plantings