Ostrya (Hophornbeam) virginiana (American Hophornbeam)
Also known as Ironwood. Handsome small tree with rounded outline, but pyramidal in youth. Dark green summer foliage. For lawns, parks, and naturalized areas. Prefers well-drained, slightly acidic soils. Slow growing. An American native that is found naturally in the understory. Grayish-brown exfoliating bark.
- Height: 30'-40'
- Spread: 20'-25'