Our September Plant of the Month is American Hop Hornbeam Ostrya virginiana.
This tree is native to Virginia and also known as Eastern Hop hornbeam, Ironwood, and Leverwood.
This low maintenance deciduous tree isn’t fussy so it doesn’t require a lot of attention. We’re talking drought-tolerant (once established), able to grow in clay soils, and even somewhat resistant to deer.
Interestingly, it puts off both male and female catkins.... Read more »