University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Trees for Your Home
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Hophornbeam, Ironwood
Ostrya virginiana
Hophornbeam leaves and fruit
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Can be difficult to transplant due to a taproot.
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9 
[Find Your Zone]
Mature Height: 25-40 Feet
Features: Dark green, birch-like leaves that change to yellow in autumn; cream colored, inflated fruits that look like hops.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade (actually quite shade tolerant); moist, well drained soils; tolerates dry soils and alkaline sites.
Mature Form: Pyramidal to oval
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Specimen
Use for: Street.Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Yellow
 
Additional Notes: A slow growing tree, with very hard wood.

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