Organic Dahurian Birch Seeds

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Very fine, long-lived stocky trees in the wild, with freely peeling barks

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Dahurian Birch Betula davurica K�Sang Birch, Taipei Birch, Xiang Birch, Argun'Birch, Tansbaikalia 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 round the trunk and coalesce - with the most usual bark colors a yellow-pink, orange-pink or even orange, and more rarely purplish. USDA Zone: 2-8a Height: 40' to 60' tall. 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. Triangular, tapering from near base to long-pointed tip; sharply and doubly saw-toothed; usually with 4-8 veins on each side; leafstalks slender, with black gland-dots. Shiny dark green above, paler with tufts of hairs along midvein beneath; autumn color is always a rich orange. Bark: Very showy and interesting, similar to B. nigra bark, on younger branches exfoliates in thin curls, on older branches it puffs on the trunk in blocks resembling vermiculite, color is mixture of orange, silver, gray and brown. 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 tip of twigs. Female greenish, in short upright catkins back of tip of same twig.

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