Hophornbeam, Ironwood, Eastern Hophornbeam, Hop Hornbeam, Eastern Hop Hornbeam Ostrya virginiana

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Botanical Name:

Ostrya virginiana capsules







Common Name:

Hophornbeam, Ironwood, Eastern Hophornbeam, Hop Hornbeam, Eastern Hop Hornbeam

50 feet
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  • Ostrya virginiana

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: can be sown in fall or spring, sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed, remove mulch upon germination, keep moist.
Other: remove seed from capsules before treatment.
In a Nutshell:
* Ostrya virginiana ( American Hophornbeam ), is a species of Ostrya native to eastern North America , from Nova Scotia west to southern Manitoba and eastern Wyoming , southeast to northern Florida and southwest to eastern Texas and northeastern Mexico . more...
* Dark green leaves, yellow in fall, crown may be less symmetrical than O. carpinifolia, but a graceful tree nonetheless, slow-growing, bark gray brown, in narrow strips, yields a very hard wood, sometimes used as a street and ornamental tree, hoplike fruit clusters, native to eastern U.S.
* Wood - close-grained, very hard, very strong, durable. It weighs 51lb per cubic foot. The wood is of a very high quality but the tree is not large enough to be used commercially. It is used locally for posts, mallets, tool handles and applications where resistance to wear is essential. A very good fuel, though it is almost impossible to split. more...
Usda description:
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