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Ostrya carpinifolia - Scop.

Common Name Hop Hornbeam
Family Betulaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Deciduous forests and scrub, open pine forests, very often on dry and stony limestone hills from 50 - 1700 metres in Turkey[93].
Range S. Europe to W. Asia.
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Ostrya carpinifolia Hop Hornbeam


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Ostrya carpinifolia is a deciduous Tree growing to 15 m (49ft) by 15 m (49ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower in September. The species is monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Canopy;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

Charcoal  Wood

Wood - hard, very tough, close grained. Used for general carpentry[46, 61] and for charcoal[46, 61].

Special Uses

Cultivation details

An easily grown plant, succeeding in most soils[11], and growing well on chalk[200]. It succeeds in full sun or semi-shade[188]. Plants are hardy to at least -20°c[200]. A very ornamental tree[1], but it is slow to become established[200]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame, it normally germinates in spring. The germination rate is variable but usually good[78]. 'Green' seed, harvested when the embryo has fully formed but before the outer coat has dried, sown immediately in a cold frame germinates very well. Stored seed requires stratification, 3 months warm then 5 months cold usually works well but germination can take 18 months[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

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Conservation Status

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Suleyman KORKUT   Fri Feb 18 08:35:45 2005

I am a assistant professor in Abant Izzet baysal university, faculty of Forestry. I working ostrya carpinifolia Scop. . Could you send me information related to ostrya carpinifolia Scop. . My address: Abat Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Forestry 81620 Duzce -TURKEY

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