Betula pubescens subsp. Carpatica (Carpathian Birch)

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Betula pubescens subsp. Carpatica (Carpathian Birch) Seeds

Zone 2 to 6.

Native to Northern Europe, the Pyrenees and the Carpathian Mountains. Also sometimes classified as Betula pubescens var. Glabrata

The birch has a narrow, conical crown and likes moist but gritty, free draining soil. 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 33 to 66 ft; Width 20 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.