Japanese hophornbeam

Ostrya japonica

  • Japanese hophornbeam
  • Japanese hophornbeam
  • Japanese hophornbeam
  • Japanese hophornbeam
  • Flower name
    Japanese hophornbeam
  • Scientific name
    Ostrya japonica
  • Aliasミノカブリ, ハネカワ, Japanese hophornbeam
  • Place of originJapan, Korea, China
  • Place of floweringBotanical Gardens, Low mountains, Sub-alpine, Park, Streets, Planting
  • Flowering seasonMay

What is Japanese hophornbeam

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.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    O. japonica
  • Type of flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
    Heavy Serration
  • Life typeDeciduous tree
  • Flower colors
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height2000.0 ~ 2500.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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