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3430 19th Street Northwest




Ironwood - Ostrya virginiana

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Ostrya virginiana

Ironwood

Ironwood is one of few superb upland understory trees with yellow fall color and leaves which persist through winter. Fruits look like hops, hence the other common name of “hop-hornbeam".

  • »  Tolerates shade very well
  • »  Interesting hop-like seeds in late summer, layered habit of growth, flaking bark
  • »  Very low maintenance, but somewhat slow growing
  • »  Serrated pointy leaves turn lemon yellow in fall

Underused small native woodland tree with exceptionally strong wood

Height
30 ft
Spread
20 ft
Zone
3-9
Categories
Shade & Ornamental Trees
Tags
Low MaintenanceStaff FavoritePartial SunAverage Water

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