The American Hophornbeam features a distinctive, smooth gray bark that develops a muscle-like texture with age, adding visual interest to any landscape. Its dense, rounded crown and attractive, dark green foliage provide ample shade and create a pleasing aesthetic appeal. In the fall, the leaves turn a stunning yellowish-brown, adding a touch of warmth and color to the surroundings.
One of the notable features of the American Hophornbeam is its durability and adaptability. It thrives in various soil types, including clay, loam, and sandy soils, and is tolerant of both drought and shade. This makes it an excellent choice for a wide range of landscapes, including parks, residential areas, and naturalized settings. Its resilience to pests and diseases further enhances its appeal, requiring minimal maintenance once established.
Beyond its ornamental value, the American Hophornbeam also serves as an ecological asset. It provides shelter and nesting sites for birds and small mammals, contributing to the overall biodiversity of the area. The tree's small, hop-like fruits are a favorite food source for various wildlife species, making it an ideal addition to wildlife gardens or natural habitats.Botanical Name: Ostrya Virginiana
Common Name: American Hophornbeam Tree
Growing Zones: 3-9
Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Mature Size: 30-40' Tall x 20-30' Wide
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How are heights measured?
Tree and Shrub heights are measured from the top of the root ball or soil, measuring only the above ground portion of your tree your shrub.
How does shipping work?
We ship either UPS or via our own delivery trucks. After you place your order you'll receive notifications at each step of the way to keep you informed on your item's travels!
Many items are listed in Gallon sizes, what does that mean?
The Gallons refer to the size of the pot that the plant is in. It's simply an industry standard for sizing trees and shrubs. All of our items should have the actual height listed on the description page. If you have any questions regarding sizing, feel free to reach out to us!
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Can I postpone my delivery date?
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