| Chisos Hop Hornbeam, Big Bend Hop Hornbeam|
Chisos hop hornbeam is an extremely rare tree found only in the Chisos Mountains of west Texas. It is larger than the knowlton hop hornbeam and also differs from it by having stalked glands on the leaves. The male flowers are enclosed in bracts or scales that have a sharp, rigid point.
Plant Habit or Use: small tree medium tree
Flower Color: reddish-brown
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: cone-like cluster of small nuts enclosed in bladder-like sacks, resembles hops. Caution! Contains stinging hairs.
Height: to 46 ft.
Width: to 30 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: high
Water Requirements: low
Soil Requirements: alkaline