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Betula albosinensis: Chinese Red Birch Seeds

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Zones: 4 to 8
Mature Height: 70 feet
Mature Spread: 30 to 40 feet

Exquisitely rich red-brown to orange-red exfoliating bark. Upright rounded form. Dark yellow-green leaves turn bright gold in fall. Its light, copper-brown, shiny bark and golden catkins make it a very attractive tree all year round. These birch trees have an open habit, making them excellent to garden under. They can be single or multi-trunked. They are not recommended for very small gardens as they need plenty of room to mature.

When choosing a location, keep in mind that the chinese red birch has a moderate to fast growth rate. This variety grows up to 70 feet in height and 30 feet in width. It can be planted in zones 4 to 8. They prefer moist soil and should be planted where there is full or part sun. Avoid planting in very compacted soils.

How To Start These Seeds:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: Cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: Requires light for germination, surface sow and keep moist
Other: Natural fall sowing in mulched beds

Seed Count Per Packet:
This packet contains 80 hand-sorted, high-quality seeds.

If refrigerated upon receipt, these seeds can be stored for up to a year before you decide to use them.

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