European Hornbeam, Hornbeam Carpinus betulus

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Carpinus betulus dry seed

Family:

Betulaceae

Genus:

Carpinus

Species:

betulus

Common Name:

European Hornbeam, Hornbeam

Seeds Per Pound:
8,019
Quantity:
38.44 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
26
Germination:
77%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
97%
Height:
45 - 75 feet
Collection Locale:
Hungary
Crop Year:
2020
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 38.44 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$6.95
1 oz
$14.95
1 lb
$34.50
1 kg
$68.00
10 lb
$303.60
20 lb
$594.26
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 30 days, cold stratify for 120 days.
Germination: sow 1/8" deep, mulch the seed bed, keep moist.
In a Nutshell:
* "One of the very finest small landscape trees" (Dirr)
* This species should find a place of prominence in the garden. more...
* The hornbeam is a prolific seeder and is marked by vigorous natural regeneration.
* Carpinus betulus is a shade-loving tree, which prefers moderate soil fertility and moisture.

Plants can be grown as a medium to tall hedge, they retain their dead leaves throughout the winter if clipped at least once a year in late summer.
* The wood is heavy, close grained, hard, very tough, very durable. Used for flooring, cogs, tools, piano mechanisms etc. A good fuel. more...
* Carpinus betulus is cultivated as an ornamental tree, for planting in gardens and parks.
* Because it stands up well to cutting back and has dense foliage, it has been much used as tall hedges and for topiary. more...