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Ironwood or American Hophornbeam

Ironwood, also known as American Hophornbeam

Ostrya virginiana

25' - 35' in height x 20' width, yellow/brown fall color, Hardiness Zone 3.

Heavily underutilized in the landscape industry, due to its slower growth rate.  It should be noted that it will grow up to 18" a year when young.  Well suited for use in residential areas due to its smaller stature.  The tree has a slightly coarse texture and is striking throughout the winter.  Its leaf shape closely resembles birch.