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  Eastern Hophornbeam (Ironwood)  
Common Name: Eastern Hophornbeam (Ironwood)
Latin Name: Ostrya virginiana
Tree Size: Medium
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Partial to heavy shade, drought
Attributes: Texas native, reliable fall color, attractive seeds or fruit
Features: Orange-brown bark peels in lengthwise strips; seed pods hang on through winter.
Comments: Dense crown provides a deep shade. Works as an understory tree.
Problems: Borers, leafminers are minor pests.
Firewise: Yes
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