Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Slow, 10-15 in 15 years.Mature Height - 25-40'Mature Width - 16-26'Longevity - Medium, around 150 years.
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Monoecious, male catkins usually grouped in threes, visible throughout winter 1" long. Female visible in April.Fruit - Nutlet, 0.33" long, enclosed in inflated, membranous, hairy ovale 0.75-1" long.Leaf - Fall Color - YellowBark - Grayish-brown, often broken into narrow, longitudnal strips which are free at each end.Other Features - Resembles the fruit of Hops, hence the name Hophornbeam. Hairs on fruit get stuck in fingers, be careful when handling fruits.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Transplant balled and burlapped or container grown in early spring, full sun and partial shade.Native Habitat - Zones 3b-9, Cape Breton, Ontario to Minnesota, south to Florida and Texas. Introduced 1690Diseases and Insects - None serious.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Hophornbeam.- Other plants of the family Betulaceae.- Other plants of the genus Ostrya.- Other plants of the species Ostrya virginiana.