82 American Hophornbeam

Tall, irregular green canopy of American Hophornbeam.Facts About American Hophornbeam

Ostrya virginiana

Native to: Northeastern United States
Crown: Irregular, somewhat oval
Height: 35 feet
Width: 25 feet
Growth Rate: Moderate

Characteristics: This is a tough and durable tree. It has medium green oval leaves that change to yellow or red in the fall. The grayish bark is often broken with narrow strips. It has a graceful habit, with many horizontal or drooping branches.

Negative Features: Can be susceptible to anthracnose.

Uses: Good for all street situations where room allows on arterial, collector, and residential streets.

Comments: American Hophornbeam is a good shade tree that is seldom planted and it should grow well in Beaverton.

Engraved stone sign for American Hophornbeam, Ostrya virginiana.
Graphic of a golden, smiling sun.
Graphic of planter dimension for 8 ft.