Organic Newfoundland Dwarf Birch Seeds

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Small tree with rounded crown of spreading and drooping branches

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Newfoundland Dwarf Birch Betula humilis Michaux's Birch, Michael's Birch, Canadian Birch

Description: Small tree with rounded crown of spreading and drooping branches, usually forming clumps and often in thickets. The smallest of the birch family USDA Zones: 2a - 6a Height: 5' feet to 10 feet Diameter: 1 - 3 inches Type: Deciduous Leaves: 3/4-2" (2-5 cm) long, 3/4-1" (2-2.5 cm) wide. Ovate; sharply and often doubly saw-toothed; usually with 4-5 veins on each side. Dark green above, pale yellow-green with tiny gland-dots beneath; turning dull yellow in autumn. Bark: Shiny, light brown; rough, with light horizontal lines, lightly peeling to no peeling evident. Twigs: Greenish, slender, with gland-dots. Soil: Most soils work very well for birch trees. Soil pH optimally 6.1 - 7.5. Remove large rocks prior to permanent placement. Sun: Prefers filtered sunlight, but will tolerate full to partial sun conditions well. Water: Keep moist prefers moist soils, tolerates standing water well. 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 1/4" long; cylindrical, brownish, upright or spreading on slender stalk; with many 2-winged nutlets; maturing in late summer. Habitat: Moist soil along streams in mountain canyons, usually in coniferous forests and with cottonwoods and willows.

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