European White Birch, betula pendula

European White Birch, betula pendula
Item# DA-eurowhitebirch
Seed Packages: 

Product Description

Inventory as of March 2, 2015: 4000 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - %; Where Harvested (location) -

The European White Birch is a slender tree with a pyramidal-shaped or spreading crown of long, drooping branches growing up to 50' tall and a trunk that can get up to 1 foot in diameter. The bark is white and flaky and often peels into papery strips like its close relative, the paper birch. Its leaves are pale green and triangular and doubly saw-toothed. It's native to Asia Minor and Europe and has been widely planted across the US. It prefers moist, well-drained soils and like full sun to partial shade. Hardy to zone 2.

Planting instructions:

Scarification: None required. Stratification: None required. Germination: requires light for germination, surface sow seed, press seed into soil, keep moist, cover seedbed with some shade. Other: Can also cold stratify seeds for 60 days instead of surface sowing, but it is best to surface sow seeds.