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Ostrya virginiana - Plant

ostrya-virginiana
ostrya-virginiana
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eastern hop hornbeam
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Ostrya virginiana, 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.

Common name: eastern hop hornbeam
Color: Red-brown (male); light green (female)
Bloom time: April
Height: 25.00 to 40.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: temperature is 13° C (56° F).

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Leaves turn an undistinguished yellow in autumn and often drop early.
  • Flowers are monoecious (reddish-brown male flowers and greenish female flowers appear in separate catkins on the same tree).
  • good watering.


Special Feature:
Lawn tree, street tree or woodland garden.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • The Hornbeam, however, is heavily used by beaver because it is common their habitat.
  • It is also the larval host of several butterflies including the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Striped hairstreak, Red-spotted Purple, and Tiger Swallow-tail.

Ornamental use:
  • This tree is used in landscaping, particularly along boulevards.
  • Its appeal is that it retains its coppery-tan leaves well into or through winter


Note:
for medicinal use

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=l330 http://www.eattheweeds.com/carpinus-caroliniana-musclewood-2/

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