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Order: Fagales
   Family: Betulaceae
            Genus: Ostrya
                        Specie: virginiana

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Fertile well-drained soil

Features: Dark green leaves, paler beneath, turn yellow in autumn; yellow catkins

Uses: Autumn color Winter silhouette Woodland gardens Shade tree

Zones: 4?9

Description: From the eastern part of North America, this tree is rounded or conical in shape and grows to 50 ft (15 m) or more. The bark is dark brown. The leaves are dark green above with a paler underside, lance-shaped with double-serrated edges. It produces yellow

Growth Habit: Conical or rounded habit


Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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