Ironwood / American Hop Hornbeam Seeds (Ostrya virginiana)
Ironwood/American Hop Hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) Deciduous. Zones 4-8. This North American tree was once the homesteader’s favourite. As its name suggests, Ironwood is an extremely hard wood and ideal for making hand tools that last!
Although unrelated, flowers resemble those of the hops vine. Female flowers are greenish-white while male flowers are auburn in colour. Both female and male flowers present on the same tree. Grows to 40 feet in height.
Growing: *Germination of 70-90%* Ironwood seeds require 60 days of warm stratification, followed by 120-140 days of cold, moist stratification.
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Each seed packet contains approximately 15 untreated Ironwood seeds.
This is a great native tree variety, adaptable to any home organic garden.
Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Ironwood is an open pollinated, native tree and grows great in Canada!