American Hophornbeam

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$249.99 - $319.99


Ostrya virginiana

Height: 25-40ft
Spread: 20-30ft
Zone: 3-9
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Growth Rate: Slow
Bloom Time/Color: N/A
Fall Color: Yellow-brown
Uses: Specimen, shade tree, street tree
Maintenance: Low
Tree Shape: Round/pyramidal
Other: Attractive seeds and bark

American hophornbeam, or ironwood, is a hardy native tree that is beloved for its reliability, seasons of interest, and adaptability. The tree puts out insignificant catkins in early spring followed by attractive seed pods that resemble hops. Chartreuse colored, birch like leaves persist through the summer until autumn where they turn a yellow-brown and abscise. Ironwood is also an understory tree that will grow in part shade, is virtually disease and insect resistant, and tolerates a wide range of growing conditions, including: drought and clay tolerant, deer resistant and is great on hillsides or rocky slopes. 

Ostrya virginiana is an Iowa native.

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