European White Birch, betula pendula

European White Birch, betula pendula
Item# DA-eurowhitebirch
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Product Description

Approximately 4000 seeds available as of Jan. 11, 2014.

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.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: None Required. Stratification: Cold stratify for 60 days. Germination: Requires light to germinate, surface sow, and keep moist Other: Stratification may be used instead of surface sowing, but it is better to surface sow, if possible.