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Carpinus betulus: European Hornbeam Seeds

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Carpinus betulus: European Hornbeam Seeds

Zones: 4 to 7
Mature Height: 40 to 60 feet
Mature Spread: 30 feet

The European Hornbeam is said to be one of the finest landscape trees; excellent for groupings, hedges or screens. Upright oval habit when mature. Narrow branches radiate upwards from the central trunk, creating a lovely winter silhouette. Dark green foliage, yellow fall color. A neat and manageable tree with smooth, gray bark. Great for urban areas!

When choosing a location, keep in mind that the European Hornbeam has a slow to moderate growth rate. It grows up to 60 feet in height and 30 feet in spread. It can be planted in zones 4 to 7. Prefers full sun to light shade and moist, well-drained soil. Tolerates most soils and urban areas.

How To Start These Seeds:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: Warm stratify for 30-60 days, cold stratify for 90-120 days
Germination: Sow seed 1/4 inch deep , tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Seed Count Per Packet:
This packet contains 40 hand-sorted, high-quality seeds.

If refrigerated upon receipt, these seeds can be stored for up to a year before you decide to use them.