Ironwood - Ostrya virginiana | Pots ready spring & fall

Common name: Ironwood

Scientific name: Ostrya virginiana

Example mature size: 12 m tall, 12 m wide; 39.5 ft tall, 39.5 ft wide

Sunlight: Shade

Water: Medium-dry

Soil: Sand

Blooms: Green in April

Ontario plant status: Native Tree - Deciduous, Common

Natural habitats: Prairie-savannahs

Wildlife benefits: Songbirds 🐦, Landfowl 🦃

Points of interest: - A slower growing tree that adapts well to any soil condition and will tolerate full sun with added moisture - Male flowers have long catkins that group in 3's, female flowers are small and inconspicuous - Seeds, buds, and catkins attract songbirds, squirrels, pheasants, and grouse