Ironwood (Ostrya virginiana)
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Latin (scientific) name: Ostrya virginiana
Common English name: Ironwood
French name: Ostryer de Virginie
Exists on well-drained ridges and slopes of broadleaf forests.
The ironwood is the only species of the Ostrya genus native to Canada.
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.
For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.
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