Organic Erman's Birch Seeds

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

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Erman's Birch Betula Ermani Kamchatka Birch, Ermans Birch, Erman Birch, Stone 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: 50-80' (15-24 m). Spread: 1-2 1/2' (0.3-08. m). Diameter: 2 - 3 feet 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: Yellow bark peeling in thin layers, exposing new pale-orange to yellow-brown bark below. 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. Cones: 3/4-1 1/4" (2-3 cm) long; cylindrical, brownish, spreading, short-stalked; with many hairy scales and hairy 2-winged nutlets; maturing in autumn. Growth Rate: Medium to fast Soil: Dry to moist, sandy, and loamy, to clayey soils.

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