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Betula nigra: River Birch Seeds

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Zones: 4-9
Mature Height: 60 feet

Considered to be an outstanding shade tree, the River Birch normally exhibits an upright pyramidal/oval growth habit. While usually single-trunked, it can be pinched out as with other Birches to promote a multi-trunked form. The River Birch is a rapid grower and is also resistant to the Bronze Birch borer and other pests that bother birches. Black bark with dark green leaves with silvery underleaf. Fall colour is chartreuse to golden-yellow. Like most other birches the River Birch is quite good for group plantings or as a focal point specimen tree or shade tree.

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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