Common Name: Ironwood

Scientific Name: Ostrya virginiana

Zone: 3

Height: 30-50'

Width: 25'

Shape: Broad, oval

Foliage: Green

Flower: Catkins

Light Requirements: Sun/light shade

Fall Color: Yellow

Fruit: Nutlet

Description: A small native tree with gray bark and a slender branching habit. Catkins in spring are followed by small fruit resembling hops. Prefers rich, moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil, but will tolerate dry sites.