A Seed that is Perfect to Start Sowing in October Hophornbeam Tree Seed
October🎃is the best time to start sowing this seed. 🍂Can be sown in fall, needs some TLC, and the plant will germinate in the spring. "Hop" refers to the resemblance of its fruit to hops used in beer 🍺production. This pest free, low maintenance tree is also referred to as Ironwood, because the wood is so hard it is often used in the production of beams for housing.🏡 A slow-grower, for Zone 3-9, Ostrya virginiana has attractive grey-brown bark in long, strips that are slightly shredded at the ends. Popular with wildlife, the fall color is a mix of green, yellow and brown with a low canopy it matures gracefully with a rounded shape.
For a stunning flowering tree for your yard, choose Silver Linden also known as Lime Tree, Tilia tomentosa an all year beauty. Start the seeds in September for spring sowing as they are slow to germinate due to the hard seed coat. The process is worth it when you experience the attractive pale yellow flowers of spring, unique eye-catching glossy green leaves that have silvery-white bottoms, fluttering in the breeze. The fall color is in shades of yellow. The leaves are edible and do have some medicinal properties, this tree grows to 80" tall at a medium rate to Zone 5.
This deciduous tree growing to 15-30 m tall, the fruit is popular with birds. Medicinal properties as well as the making of wood furniture. The seed needs a long cold period and by starting the seeds now they will be ready to plant next spring.
The beautiful cherry blossoms appear in the spring followed by red fruit maturing to a black-purple color popular for wildlife like birds and bees in late summer. The fruit is used to flavor jelly, run and brandy through the ages. The inner bark is said to have some medicinal properties, alysocide as a cough remedy among others.
Attractive Landscape tree for small yards, parks, and farm borders
Medicinal Properties from the inner bark of the tree
Fruit is attractive to birds and wildlife
Valued hardwood in furniture building
Fruit favoring for jams, jellies, rum, and brandy
Seed Packet of the Month July 2018
Why Serviceberry Seed? Start seed in July with stratification, sow iin the fall for seedlings next spring. A beautiful small flowering tree with all year interest. Gorgeous early white blooms in the spring, followed by juicy red berries in the summer and vivid gold leaves in the fal
A Beautiful Flowering tree blooming in March with fragrant white flowers. This small tree 15-25' tall, produces
juicy green berries that turn to purple in early summer used in jams and pies. This all-season beauty is a popular yard tree.
So a warm period (now) followed by a cold period (late fall & winter) for germination to take place:
We recommend starting this seed in June, no time like the present.
Start Seed of White Fringetree in June for a beautiful flowering small tree. Chionanthus virginicus ( White Fringetree ) Grown for its masses of glorious, delicate, white, slightly fragrant flowers in May; of open, spreading habit; native to the southeastern United States but hardy nearly everywhere; dark green leaf sometimes a golden yellow in fall.
Picea glauca ( White Spruce ) is a species of spruce that covers about 1/3 of the northern USA and Canada. A fast-growing tree, especially when young with annual increases of up to 1 metre in height. New growth takes place from April to July. Trees should be planted into their permanent positions when they are quite small, as the tough wood grows they do not like to be replanted. The crushed leaves are quite aromatic.
Attributes of the White Spruce :
Withstands wind, heat, cold, drought & crowding
Good for cities, yards, parks, rural areas, forests
Makes a good Bonsai
Pyramidal shape and dense branching for Christmas Trees
Abies balsamea is easy to grow from seed, stratify and plant in April and plant outdoors when the threat of frost is past. A North American Fir, native to most of eastern and central Canada & US. Small to medium size evergreen makes a wonderful
Christmas tree well known for its forest-like aroma that makes your home smell like the woods.
Attributes of the Balsam Fir :
Seed Start Indoors in April
liquid resin with beneficial properties
Beautiful dark green color, airy branches, and long-lasting needles
pyramidal crown and slender spire like tip
Fragrant Odor popular for holiday greenery from resin
Foliage food for animals in winter, seeds in the fall
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