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Betula schmidtii

Schmidt Birch

In Stock: 0.119 lb (Total:0.119lb)
  • Betula schmidtii

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0.12 lb


Germination test:
Cut (Full Seed)
Seeds per lb:
0.12 lb
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Growing Info

Scarification: none required
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: requires light for germination, surface sow and keep moist

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

Introducing the impressive Betula schmidtii, also known as Schmidt's Birch. This deciduous tree can grow up to 100 ft at a remarkable pace. It has with a black or black-brown fissured bark. The ovate or elliptic leaf blades are subleathery, shiny, and can grow up to 8 cm by 4.5 cm. The female inflorescence is erect, oblong-cylindric and can grow up to 3 cm by 7-8 mm. While the aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons in birch tar can be irritating to the skin, Schmidt's Birch is safe to grow in USDA hardiness zones 4-8. It's found in temperate broad-leaved forests at elevations of 2000-25000 ft in East Asia, including Japan, Korea, and Manchuria. Its hard, heavy wood makes it a valuable resource for creating rollers and mallets. If you're interested in growing your own Schmidt's Birch, it's best to sow the seed as soon as it's ripe in a light position in a cold frame. Overall, Betula schmidtii is an impressive tree with many uses and a fast-growing nature.

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