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