Organic Gray Birch Seeds - 40 Count

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Organic Gray Birch Seeds - 40 Count

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Gray Birch
Betula populifolia
'Whitespire' Birch, Antimony Birch, Aunties Birch, Poverty Birch, Church Birch, Poplar Birch, Irish Birch

Description: Medium tree with open, conical crown of slender branches reaching nearly to the ground; more often a clump of several slightly leaning trunks from an old stump or a central point.
Height: 20 – 40 feet
Diameter: 1 – 2.5 feet
Leaves: 2-3" (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; turning pale yellow in autumn.
Bark: chalky or grayish-white; smooth, thin, not papery; becoming darker and fissured at base.
Twigs: reddish-brown, 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.
Soil: Dry to moist, sandy, loamy, to clayey soils.
Sun: Full sunlight, will tolerate shaded positions.
Habitat: Dry barren uplands, also on moist soils, in mixed woodlands.
Range: S. Ontario east to Cape Breton Island, south to Pennsylvania and New Jersey; local to W. North Carolina and NW. Indiana; to 2000' (610 m).
Discussion: A pioneer tree on clearings, abandoned farms, and burned areas, Gray Birch grows rapidly but is short-lived. A nurse tree, it shades and protects seedlings of the larger, long-lived forest trees. The wood is used for spools and other turned articles and for firewood. Its trunks are so flexible that when weighted with snow, the upper branches may bend to the ground without breaking. The long-stalked leaves dance in the slightest breeze. Gray birch wood is used for fuel, charcoal, and small woodenware. Ruffed grouse and several species of songbirds feed on the seeds and buds. In autumn, the leaves turn a pale translucent gold. Leaves triangular, long and pointed, 1-4". They flutter in the wind. Bark is chalky and white, not separating readily into layers. Trunks marked by dark triangular chevrons at the bases of each branch, as well as the narrow horizontal markings, called lenticels, of all birches. Fruits green, soft, catkins, 1-2" long. Height: 20-40'. Habitat: Poor soils; areas such as abandoned fields, roadsides, and dry, gravelly slopes. Range: Southeastern Canada to northeastern United States. A nickname for gray birch is 'Poverty Birch', since the tree will grow in such poor soils.


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Steve_Haak_d1d671 on Jun 15, 2018
1 stars

Purchased monkey puzzle tree seeds. They arrived on time and in acceptable packaging, but the seeds are way too tiny. This type of tree produces large seeds, usually 1.5 to 2 inches in length. The seeds I received where not even 1/16 of an inch. Emailed seller twice regarding my surprise and concern and have not received a response. My recommendation: Find another seller.

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