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Hop Hornbeam
Ostrya virginiana

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Graceful yellow catkins adorn this small understory tree April through May, delicately thin 1 to 5” leaves turn a pale golden yellow in fall and may persist into the winter, mature trees have a fine shaggy bark, papery seed clusters resemble hops & persist attractively through the fall, extremely hard dense wood, drought tolerant, turkey and grouse love the seeds, good for both Rain Gardens & Bonsai. Don’t try to brew beer with the seed clusters – they only look like hops!

Dry To Moist
Sun To Part Shade
25-35’ tall (10-20’ wide)
Plant Hardiness Zones: Zone 4a-9b
Small Tree

Native Range: NS to MB, south to c FL & e TX

Germination - Difficult: 2 months warm then 4 months Cold Stratification. Slow to germinate, may take 2 years.

Hop Hornbeam Seed Packet $4.00
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