American Hophornbeam

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Quick Overview

American Hophornbeam also known as Ironwood or Musclewood, is a handsome, small tree that will offer substantial shade and subtle yellow fall color. Pest resistant and its hard wood weathers damage from ice and snow. This deciduous shade tree yields small nuts that attract wildlife. Hop-like fruits and finely serrated horn-beam-like leaves give this adaptable tree its name. 

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Quick Overview

Why it rocks:

American Hophornbeam also known as Ironwood or Musclewood, is a handsome, small tree that will offer substantial shade and subtle yellow fall color. Pest resistant and its hard wood weathers damage from ice and snow. This deciduous shade tree yields small nuts that attract wildlife. Hop-like fruits and finely serrated horn-beam-like leaves give this adaptable tree its name. 

Where to put it:

American Hophornbeam is the perfect adornment for any yard or landscape. It will perform well in urban settings and city parks. Consider planting away from busy roads as it is not tolerant of de-icing salt. 

What it needs:

Full to partial sun, slightly acidic, well-drained soil and is tolerant of drought and alkaline soils. 

Specs

Specs
Botanical Name Ostrya virginiana
Hardiness Zone 4
Tree Type Shade
Size Range Medium Tree (25-40 feet)
Mature Height 40'
Mature Spread 25'
Shape Upright Oval
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow/Gold
Flower Color No
Decorative Fruit Hop-like Fruit
Landscape Uses Shade
Growth Rate Moderate
Plant Tolerance Very Adaptable