Organic Chinese Red Birch Seeds

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A conical tree to 80 ft. tall with beautiful autumn colorings. Attractive peeling bark.

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Chinese Red Birch Betula albosinensis Red Peel, Oriental Birch, Asian Birch,

Description: A conical tree to 80 ft. tall with beautiful autumn colorings. Attractive peeling bark. The bark is a beautiful rich orange-red that peels off in thin, fine, tissue-like sheets. The leaves are a dark yellow-green, turning to yellow in the fall. Fast becoming a favorite bonsai specimen. Mature Height: 80 feet Mature Spread: 30 to 40 feet Bark: Peeling and attractive for its distinctive color. Form: Tall, conical and heavy Twigs: Reddish-brown, slender, mostly hairless. 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. Flowers: Tiny; in early spring. Male yellowish, with 2 stamens, many in long drooping catkins near tip of twigs. Female greenish, in short upright catkins back of tip of same twig. Cones: 1 1/2-2" (4-5 cm); narrowly cylindrical, brownish, hanging on slender stalk; with many 2-winged nutlets; maturing in autumn. Soil: Moist, loamy to clayey, must be loose Sun: Full to partial sun USDA Zone: For Zones 4a-8b outside, or as an indoor bonsai plant. Habitat: Moist upland soils and cutover lands; often in nearly pure stands. Uses: Outdoor planting, patio or deck plant. Bonsai for its ease of management and desired look.

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