Organic Paper Birch Seeds

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Paper birch does best in full sun to partial or dappled shade.

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Paper Birch Betula papyrifera White Birch, Paperbark Birch, White Paper Birch, Snow Birch Height: 50-70' (15-21 m). Diameter: 1-2' (0.3-0.6 m). 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. Bark: chalky to creamy white; smooth, thin, with long horizontal lines; separating into papery strips to reveal orange inner bark; becoming brown, furrowed, and scaly at base; bronze to purplish in varieties. Twigs: reddish-brown, slender, mostly hairless. 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. Culture: Paper birch grows very fast in youth, but remains a tree of moderate proportions. It rarely lives more than 100-150 years, and rarely exceeds 70 ft (21.3 m) in height. Light: Paper birch does best in full sun to partial or dappled shade. Moisture: Like other birches, paper birch has a shallow root system and should be watered during dry spells. It is highly susceptible to the bronze birch borer when not watered enough. Hardiness: USDA Zones 2 - 7

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