Sweet Birch, Black Birch Betula lenta

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Betula lenta

Family:

Betulaceae

Genus:

Betula

Species:

lenta

Common Name:

Sweet Birch, Black Birch

Seeds Per Pound:
698,667
Quantity:
6.9 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
213
Germination:
30%
Germination Test Type:
estimate
Purity:
92%
Height:
60-75 feet
Collection Locale:
Pennsylvania
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4
In Stock: 6.9 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
4.95
10 g
12.50
1 oz
16.95
1 lb
99.50
1 kg
198.00
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.
In a Nutshell:
* An essential oil is obtained from the bark and twigs, it is distilled in quantity and is an item of commerce. It can be used medicinally, as a food flavouring, as an ingredient in cosmetic shampoos and also to make a wholesome tea. The oil, when decolourized, is similar to 'Oil of Wintergreen' (obtained from Gaultheria procumbens) and is considered to be of superior quality.
* The wood is very strong, close grained, hard, heavy. The wood is richly marked, it weighs 40lb per cubic foot and is exploited commercially for making floors, furniture, tools etc. It makes an excellent fuel. more...
* Betula lenta ( Sweet Birch , also known as Black Birch , Cherry Birch , Mahogany Birch , or Spice Birch ) is a species of birch native to eastern North America , from southern Maine west to southernmost Ontario and southern Michigan , and south in the Appalachian Mountains to northern Georgia . more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov