Flower Database

Japanese hophornbeam

Basic information
Flower Name
Japanese hophornbeam
Formal Name
Ostrya japonica
Alias
Japanese hophornbeam
Habitat
Japan, Korea, China
Morph
Deciduous tree
Comment
Japanese hophornbeam or Asada (scientific name: Ostrya japonica) is deciduous broad leaved trees of the family Betulaceae in Japan, Korean Peninsula, China. Only one kind is included in this affiliation. In Japan, it can be seen in the flatland and mountainous areas from Hokkaido to Kyushu. The bark becomes dark gray, it turns into small pieces and warps, peeling off as it grows. Leaves are narrow oval, leaf edges have heavy serrated teeth, and they alternate. In May of the same period as leaf development, flowers will bloom in the spikelets emerging from the branches. Male flower is yellowish brown, female flower is red. Uses are trees as park trees and street trees, materials as building materials, furniture materials and equipment materials.
Detailed information
Order
Fagales
Family
Betulaceae
Genus
Ostrya
Species
O. japonica
Flower type
Other
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
oblong-ovate Leaf
Leaf edge
Double serrated
Flowering place
Botanic garden park street, planting Low mountain Sub-high mountain
Color
Red, Yellow
Season
May
Height
2000  ~ 2500  [cm]
Diameter
 ~