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American Hophornbeam

Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Average shipping height: 4' - 5'
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  • Bare Root
    Member Price $29.99
    Reg. Price $39.99
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The American hophornbeam is a small understory tree with interesting, reddish-brown bark and serrated leaves that resemble those of a birch. Its “nutlets,” nuts surrounded by a papery capsule, are eaten by songbirds, wild turkeys, quail, and small mammals.

  • Naturally grows in hilly areas
  • Provides shelter and food for wildlife
  • Can thrive in full sun or full shade
  • 3-year transplant



The American Hophornbeam Grows in zones 3 - 8

Your Tree’s Personality


Rounded, Pyramidal

Growth Speed


Scientific Name

Ostrya virginiana

Mature Spread

15' - 30'

Shipping Height

4' - 5'

Mature Height

20' - 40'

Sun Preference

Partial Sun/Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Soil Preference

Acidic, Clay, Moist, Sandy, Well Drained, Occasionally Dry

Planting Instructions

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