Ostrya virginiana (American Hophornbeam) group

Ostrya virginiana (American Hophornbeam) group planting

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Family: Betulaceae

Provenance: From cuttings. Extra plants from the 2016 Arnold Arboretum plant give-away. 5 saplings of various heigh and diameter.

Date Acquired: 9/2016

Approx. Age at Acquisition: <2 years


-9/2016, Left in pots for winter; will be planted in group/clump in spring.

-10/2016, Fertilized with low-nitrogen fertilizer to prep for dormancy.

-10/30/2016, Most foliage dropped; winter buds have formed. All trees barerooted and planted as a group planting in a shallow bowl in a 50/50 mix. Saplings will be left to grow and thicken together.

-11/15/2016, Senesced leaves removed and trees moved into back hallway for winter storage.

-4/18/17, Trees fertilized with slow-release pellets.

-9/4/17, Trees fertilized and grew strongly through summer. Trunks thickened nicely. Leaf margins scorched during late summer but buds formed nicely.

-1/5/18, Trees grew exceptionally through fall. Overwintering on back porch. Three strongest trees must be planted together and joined in spring at the base and wired.


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