Ostrya virginiana (Ironwood)


Ostrya virginiana (Ironwood) is a native understory tree typically found on dry rocky slopes of our oak woodlands.  It can be used extremely well in shade and woodland gardens for that sub-canopy naturalized texture.  It can also perform well as mid-level visual screens.  This tree gets its common name from the extremely hard and dense wood. Another common name, Eastern Hop Hornbeam comes from it's hop-like seed pods.

  • Sun Exposure Prairie/Savanna
  • Soil Conditions Wet Mesic, Mesic
  • Height 25'-40'
  • Flower Color Green
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