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Betula lenta (Black Birch) Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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Betula lenta

Black Birch, Sweet Birch

In Stock: 0.908 lb (Total:0.908lb)
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0.91 lb


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0.91 lb
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: requires light for germination, surface sow and keep moist|surface sow and keep moist, requires light for germination

Other: stratification may be used instread of surface sowing, it is better to surface sow if possible. 

Betula lenta, also known as Black Birch or Sweet Birch, is a versatile tree with a wide range of uses. Its bark and twigs yield an essential oil that is distilled in quantity for use in a variety of applications, including medicinal and cosmetic products, as well as food flavourings and tea. The high-quality oil is similar to Oil of Wintergreen and is a popular commercial item. The wood of the Black Birch is strong, close-grained, and exploited commercially for making furniture, floors and tools, while its bark is used for syrup-making. This tree, which can grow up to 75 ft tall, is native to eastern North America and is a species of birch that is commonly found in temperate broadleaf and mixed forests biomes. It is also an important species in many forest types, particularly in the southern Appalachian region where it is often associated with yellow-poplar, basswood, sugar maple and hemlock trees, among others. Whether you're interested in its medicinal uses, its commercial appeal, or simply the beauty of its striking bark, the Betula lenta is a tree with much to offer.

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