Ostrya virginiana

Ironwood or Hornbeam

This tough, slow-growing tree can grow in shady sites and tolerates city life as well. Ironwood has shaggy bark and leaves similar to an elm.

Height x Width (feet): 40 x 26

Sun Requirements: Very adaptable. Full sun to full shade

Water Requirements: Well drained soils to slightly dry soils

Urban Friendliness: Excellent