Betula pendula (European White Birch, Silver Birch)


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Betula pendula (European White Birch, Silver Birch) Seeds

Zone 2 to 6.

Native to the much of Europe and Asia and has been introduced into North America where various cultivars are sold in nurseries and garden centres.

The birch has a slender trunk and pendulous twigs which makes it an attractive specimen in the garden or in a natural setting, especially when planted as a group. It thrives in cooler, northern areas and can be short lived in warmer climates. The birch develops a white bark which can peel like paper around the trunk.

Tree does best in a sunny site but do not let soil dry out too much.

Size: Height 30 to 40 ft; Width 15 to 30 ft.

Germination Instructions

Stratification: Seeds require about 60 days cold stratification at 3° C (37° F) to 5° C (41° F).

When sowing seeds cover lightly since they need some light to germinate.