Creamy Bark Birch Tree Seeds

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One of the most recognizable 'Exfoliating' bark trees. Adds visual interest to all landscapes, especially in winter climates

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Creamy Bark Birch Betula costata Cram Birch, Bark Birch, Palisades Birch, Ledge Birch

Description: Very fine, long-lived stocky trees in the wild, with freely peeling barks, sometimes flaky, and usually becoming plated and scaly on older plants. The lenticels on the trunks and sheets of bark are very striking - they seem to swirl around the trunk and coalesce - with the most usual bark colors a yellow-pink, orange-pink or even orange, and more rarely purplish. USDA Zone: 2b-8a Height: 50' to 75' / 15.20m to 22.80m Spread: 1-2 1/2' (0.3-08. m). Diameter: 2 - 3 feet; rounded canopy with spreading branches Leaves: 2.5-3" (5-7.5 cm) long, 1 1/2-2 1/2" (4-6 cm) wide. Medium green foliage turns yellow in autumn. Bark: Very showy and interesting, pinkish or creamy white bark. Light yellow to light gray bark, paper thin, peels. A unique exfoliating bark, even among Birches. Twigs: Grayish-White, slender, with warty gland-dots. 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. More Information: Grows as an understory tree in early life, matures to a mid and upper canopy tree. Provides shelter and ground coverage for other understory plants and trees. A very long-lived Birch.

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