Ironwood - Ostrya virginiana

Ironwood - Ostrya virginiana

  • $ 2700

Features: Caterpillars and beetles feed on the foliage of this tree. Its long catkins provide an important source of food for some birds, even into the winter. This hardwood tree is slow-growing and has extremely dense wood, hence the name Ironwood.

Light: full sun, partial sun, shade

Soil: dry to medium

Height: 20-30 ft.

Width: 20-30 ft.

Blooms: spring

Flower color: white to green to reddish brown

Fall color: yellow

See more information and photos at: Illinois Wildflowers and USDA Plant Database


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