Ostrya (Hophornbeam) virginiana (American Hophornbeam)

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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'
  • Exposure:
  • Fruit/Flower: nutlett / catkins
  • Fruit Size: 1/2"-2"
  • Bloom: spring
  • Flower Color: Cream-Brown
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fall Color: Yellow