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Ostrya virginiana (Mill.) K. Koch
hophornbeam
OSVI

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential Yes
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Single Stem
Growth Rate Slow
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 20
Height, Mature (feet) 45.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Short
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability Yes
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Low
Fire Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 100
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Low
pH, Minimum 4.2
pH, Maximum 7.6
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 200
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 1200
Precipitation, Minimum 18
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 16
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -38
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 30000
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product High
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product Yes
Nursery Stock Product Yes
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal
Palatable Human No
Post Product Yes
Protein Potential
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 08/30/2014 04:44 PM MDT