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Ostrya virginiana

Also called Hop Hornbeam


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Ostrya virginiana - Ironwood

More About Ostrya virginiana

  • Upright, rounded to oval crown
  • Birch-like, oval to lance-shaped, serrated, dark green leaves
  • Fall foliage is pale yellow, with an early leaf drop
  • Reddish-brown, male flowers and greenish, female flowers
  • Hop-like seeds are present throughout the winter
  • Bloom Time: April

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

Female catkins are followed by drooping clusters of sac-like, seed-bearing pods which, as the common name suggests, somewhat resembles the fruit of hops.

Zone:

4

Height:

10-12 m

Spread:

7-8 m

Colour:

Green
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Ironwood Growing and Maintenance Tips

A strong, uniform tree without any serious pests or diseases. This tree is ideal for any landscape setting and tolerant of shady areas.


Ostrya virginiana Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous
Catkins
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Oval
Rounded

Foliage Color

Yellow
Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Specimen

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