Ostrya virginiana - Blue Heron Nursery

Ostrya virginiana

American Hophornbeam

An upright oval tree with hornbeam like foliage and fruit that resembles hops, also described as inflated pods. It is pest resistant and tolerant of drought and alkaline soils; intolerant of salt. It prefers full sun. The fall color is yellow. Native to the mid-west and eastern North America. It is also referred to as Leverwood and Ironwood.

  • Common Name: American Hophornbeam
  • Height: 40' tall
  • Spread: 25' wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Zone: 3 - 9

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