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botanical name:
Ostrya carpinifolia
Ostrya carpinifolia © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  European Hop Hornbeam
synonyms:  Ostrya vulgaris
family:  Betulaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 15.00m
width: 15.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Wide spreading medium-sized deciduous tree. Hornbeam like, heavily veined leaves. Long greenish yellow catkins. Strange hop-like fruits appear in autumn, greenish at first, later turning brown.

cultivation:
Any reasonable soil in sun or part shade. Grows well on chalk soils. Young trees tend to be slow growing at first.
Notably resistant to honey fungus.

propagation:
From seed.

usage:
Ornamental tree.

Produces a very hard, close grained timber.

other notes:
Native to Southern Europe and Western Asia

pronounced: OSS-tree-uh kar-pin-ih-FOH-lee-uh


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