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Common Name: American Hophornbeam      Latin Name: Ostrya virginiana      Size: 25 (min) to 40 (max)
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PlantPlaces.com QR Code American Hophornbeam
Ostrya virginiana
Origin: Eastern & Midwestern North America
Maximum Height: 40 feet

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Category: Tree
Family: Betulaceae
Genus: Ostrya
species: virginiana
Origin: Eastern & Midwestern North America
Size: 25 (min) to 40 (max)
Size Description: Med Tree
Notes:
Characteristics: star rating Recommended star rating Bark Interest star rating Dry Soil Tolerant star rating Native star rating Rain Garden
Availability:star ratingstar ratingLimited Availability
Sustainability:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingVery GoodSee other plants that are sustainable.
Full Sun Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingGood PerformanceSee other plants that like full sun.
Part Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingAverage Performance
Deep Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingLower Than Average Performance
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Plant Images and Specimens
Picture of Ostrya virginiana  American Hophornbeam
Large Tree in Fall Color (Badly shaped by power line pruning)
Location: Blome Rd., Montgomery, Ohio
Age: Old
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Fall
Picture of Ostrya virginiana  American Hophornbeam
Fruits and Fall Leaves
Location: Blome Rd., Montgomery, Ohio
Age: Old
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Fall
Picture of Ostrya virginiana  American Hophornbeam
Characteristically Textured Bark
Location: Blome Rd., Montgomery, Ohio
Age: Old
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Fall
Picture of Ostrya virginiana  American Hophornbeam
Location: 2638 Shaker Lakeside Park
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz

Picture of Ostrya virginiana  American Hophornbeam
Leaves
Photo Credit: SF

Location: Lakeside Park 2638 Shaker lakeside park KY
Specimen: 148
Location: Seneca Gardens 2601 Broadmeade Seneca Gardens KY
Specimen: 351
Location: Village of Moscow, Ohio Water St Moscow OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.856442150000000 Longitude: -84.231286500000000] Specimen: 2711
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati OH 45220
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.171578720000000 Longitude: -84.526333040000000] Specimen: 2806
Location: Chicago Botanical Garden
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 42.148626810000000 Longitude: -87.792342480000000] Specimen: 3672
Location: University of Cincinnati 2600 Clifton Ave Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.129552590000000 Longitude: -84.517101190000000] Specimen: 3984
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