Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: warm stratify for 60 days, cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Other: Sporadic germination may occur over a 2-3 year period
Looking for a stunning, easy-to-maintain tree for your property or a perfect bonsai specimen? Look no further than the Carpinus tschonoskii Silky Hornbeam, also known as Yeddo Hornbeam. This tree grows up to 25m tall with distinct dark gray bark and elliptic, oblong, or ovate-lanceolate leaves between 5-12cm x 2.5-5cm. The leaves are doubly setiform serrate with both surfaces villous when young, becoming sparsely villous along veins, glabrescent elsewhere, and have lateral veins 14-16 on each side of midvein. In the summer, the female inflorescence blooms, measuring 6-10cm x 3-4cm. This tree thrives in broad-leaved forests from 1100-2400m elevation and is found in China, Japan, and Korea. A versatile tree, it is perfect for smaller properties or makes a great bonsai specimen due to its easy maintenance. Take home a Carpinus tschonoskii Silky Hornbeam today for a stunning addition to your property.