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.
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.