Yellow Birch Betula alleghaniensis - Betula excelsa, Betula persicifolia

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Botanical Name:

Betula alleghaniensis







Common Name:

Yellow Birch

60-100 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:

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  • Betula alleghaniensis

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: requires light for germination, surface sow and keep moist.
Other: stratification may be used in place of surface sowing, it is better to surface sow if possible.
In a Nutshell:
* The wood of Betula alleghaniensis is extensively used for flooring, cabinetry and toothpicks.
* The twigs, when scraped, have a slight scent of oil of wintergreen.
* Coppery yellow or yellow-gray bark, yellow foliage in fall, likes a cool, moist environment. more...
* The name "yellow birch" reflects the color of the tree's bark more...
* The bark is waterproof and has been used by native peoples as the outer skin of canoes. more...
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