Betula pendula - Birch - Seeds
Betula pendula - Common Birch - Seeds, 1 packet
- Asia, Europe
- H 20m x L 10m
- Z2 to Z8
- Synonyms : Silver Birch, European White Birch
- 1 packet of 40 seeds
Betula pendula is an elegant, fast-growing tree with a typical bark, white and smooth when young, gray and cracked as it ages.
Young twigs are often drooping, giving the tree a graceful aspect.
Birch leaves are triangular, pointed, serrated, of a pretty green.
They are deciduous, and in the fall take on a magnificent golden color.
The White Birch blooms at the end of winter.
Its flowers are grouped into catkins and are pollinated by the wind.
Betula pendula is a very hardy tree - pioneer and colonizer.
It survives in very cold regions of the globe and resists to pollution.
Betula pendula appreciates open locations.
It grows easily on poor, acidic and siliceous soils, and thrives on both dry and moist soils.
In spring, Birch Water is drawn from the trunc of this tree.
Birch has many medicinal properties : Anti-cholesterolemia, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-rheumatic, Antiseptic, Astringent, Cholagogue, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, and Laxative.
Traditionally, birch has been used in many ways.
It was a source of Wood, Charcoal, Compost, Fiber, Fungicide, Glue, Paper, Repellent, Tannin.
White Birch is also a source of dye, both wash and light fast.
Spring leaves give bright Yellows.
Summer leaves give dark Browns with iron salts.
The seeds of Betula pendula are sown on the surface of moist soil, as soon as they ripe in autumn, or later in winter and early spring.
They germinate with the first spring warmth.
Keep the young plants in the nursery for 2 years before transplanting to their final location.
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