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Ostrya virginianaOstrya virginiana

eastern hop-hornbeam, ironwood

Photograph(s) by*: PLANTS WSJ

Characteristics

Height: 25-50'
Spread: 20-35'
Flowers: May; red-brown
Fruit: Jun.-Oct.; green turning brown; nut/nut-like
Fall color: yellow

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: 4.2-7.6
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

moist, fertile soils to sandy sites; does best on well drained slopes and ridges

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *

Notes

leaves may persist into winter



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/436.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004