Oriental Beech Fagus orientalis
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
cold stratify for 90 days, [longer stratification,150 days, can increase germination ].
sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination.
In a Nutshell:
* The Oriental Beech ( Fagus orientalis ) is a deciduous tree in the beech family Fagaceae . The natural range extends from northwest Turkey east to the Caucasus and Alborz Mountains. It is restricted to mountain forests, at 500-2,100 m altitude. It is a large tree, capable of reaching heights of up to 45 m tall and 3m trunk diameter, though more typically 25-35 m tall and up to 1.5 m trunk diameter.
* Large stately tree with smooth pale gray bark and obovate leaves widest near the tips, 6" veins; Dark green foilage, golden yellow in the fall. Source of useful timber; native to eastern Europe.
* It is closely related to the European Beech ( F. sylvatica ), and intergrades with it in the Balkans and northwest Turkey; these hybrids with European Beech are named Fagus x taurica . more...