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American hornbeam cultivars for fall colour

I have an area in a yard which sometimes gets a little wet. I was considering American Hornbeam as it’s tolerant of slightly wet soil as against European hornbeam. However- the issue is American Hornbeam is not known for best and dependable fall colour. But then- a local nursery offers two cultivars which are supposed to offer good fall colour: Carpinus Fire King and Rising Fire. Any experience with either? Rising fire is supposed to be columnar. Other than that- has anyone personally experienced the trees and whether they really do deliver consistent great fall colour as advertised ? (I am in central New Jersey - which is now Zone 7)
Also- if these are planted in partial shade- can one still expect good fall colour

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