Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification
The Ostrya japonica, also known as the East Asian hop hornbeam or Japanese hop hornbeam, is a majestic tree that belongs to the Betulaceae family. It can grow up to 25 meters tall and is native to Japan, Korea, and China. This tree looks very similar to the O. virginiana but with a few minor variations. Its attractive foliage and beautiful shape make it an excellent addition to any garden or landscape. The Japanese Hop-hornbeam is a slow-growing tree that thrives in well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. It also requires low maintenance, making it a popular choice for homeowners and landscapers alike. This tree provides excellent shade during summertime, and its fall foliage of yellow, orange, and reddish-brown colors adds a beautiful touch to the autumn season. Plant an Ostrya japonica in your garden or backyard and enjoy its stunning aesthetic appeal all year round.