Downy Birch, White Birch Betula pubescens

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Betula pubescens

Family:

Betulaceae

Genus:

Betula

Species:

pubescens

Common Name:

Downy Birch, White Birch

Seeds Per Pound:
1,592,982
Quantity:
0.2 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
269
Germination:
30%
Germination Test Type:
estimate
Purity:
51%
Height:
30-75 feet
Collection Locale:
England
Crop Year:
2016
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4
In Stock: 0.2 lb
Prices
  • Betula pubescens

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
5.95
10 g
22.50
1 oz
39.95
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.
In a Nutshell:
* Betula pubescens ( Downy Birch ; also known as White Birch , European White Birch or Hairy Birch ) is a species of birch , native and abundant throughout northern Europe , Iceland , northern Asia and also Greenland . more...
* White, gray, or brownish bark; wood used for pulp and plywood; native from Europe to Siberia.
* The bark is used to make drinking vessels, canoe skins, roofing tiles etc. It is waterproof, durable, tough and resinous[11, 61]. Only the outer bark is removed, this does not kill the tree. It is most easily removed in late spring to early summer. more...