American Paperbark Birch Tree Seeds

Store Seeds American Paperbark Birch Tree Seeds

One of the most well known and readily identifiable Birch trees. Grows in most locations in the USA

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Paper Birch Betula papyrifera White Birch, Paperbark Birch, White Paper Birch, Snow Birch Height: 50-70' (15-21 m). Diameter: 1-2' (0.3-0.6 m). Leaves: 2-4" (5-10 cm) long, 1 1/2-2" (4-5 cm) wide. Ovate, long-pointed; coarsely and doubly saw-toothed; usually with 5-9 veins on each side. Dull dark green above, light yellow-green and nearly hairless beneath; turning light yellow in autumn. Bark: chalky to creamy white; smooth, thin, with long horizontal lines; separating into papery strips to reveal orange inner bark; becoming brown, furrowed, and scaly at base; bronze to purplish in varieties. Twigs: reddish-brown, slender, mostly hairless. Flowers: tiny; in early spring. Male yellowish, with 2 stamens, many in long drooping catkins near the tip of twigs. Female greenish, in short, upright catkins back of tip of the same twig. Cones: 1 1/2-2" (4-5 cm); narrowly cylindrical, brownish, hanging on the slender stalk; with many 2-winged nutlets; maturing in autumn. Usage: Paper birch is usually cultivated for its highly ornamental bark which is especially attractive in winter, framed by its delicate lacy twigs. A small group of paper birches looks great in front of dark green evergreen conifers. American Indians used the tough, lightweight bark of paper birch to cover their wigwams and birch bark canoes, as well as to make baskets, water-tight containers, and dishes. They also made a tea from the leaves and a sweet syrup from the sap.

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