Himalayan Birch Betula utilis

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Betula utilis

Family:

BETULACEAE

Genus:

Betula

Species:

utilis

Common Name:

Himalayan Birch

Lot#:
011126
Seeds Per Pound:
540,260
Quantity:
1.28 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
60
Germination:
30%
Germination Test Type:
estimate
Purity:
80%
Height:
6-45 feet
Collection Locale:
China
Crop Year:
2001
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6
In Stock: 1.28 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
4.95
1 oz
16.13
1 lb
109.45
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:
* Flaking dark brown bark; 3" leaves; native to Himalayas.
* Betula utilis tends to form forests, growing as a shrub or as a tree reaching up to 20 m (66 ft) tall. It frequently grows with scattered conifers and an undergrowth of shrubs, typically evergreen Rhododendron .
* The tree depends on moisture from snowmelt, rather than from the monsoon rains. They often have very bent growth due to the pressure of the deep winter snow in the Himalaya. more...