White Birch, betula papyrifera

White Birch, betula papyrifera
Item# DA-whitebirch
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Product Description

Approximately 50000 seeds available as of Jan. 11, 2014.

The White Birch is a small to medium sized deciduous tree. As far as trees go, it doesn't live very long, only about 140 years. Small heart shaped leaves are found at the ends of drooping twigs and branches. The Paper Birch has both male and female flowers called catkins. These turn into little winged nutkins, which ripen in early August to mid September. The wings help the seeds to fly away from the parent so there is no competition for food and water. You can identify this tree by it white bark which peels easily and is marked by narrow horizontal stripes. White Birch trees can either have one slender stem or several stems. The White Birch is also known as the Paper Birch, Canoe Birch, and Silver Birch. It can reach heights of 70 to 80 feet.. Hardy to zone 3.

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, it's better to surface sow though.