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SKU Code: ES-85
Characteristics: Tree to 25 m typically 10-15m in cultivation
Seeds per packets: 50
A fast growing ornamental tree from the same family as the Silver Birch pyramidal in habit with glossy bright green rounded foliage that turn brown durng autumn often retained on the tree over the winter months.
During spring pendulous male catkins and female catkins before the leaves emerge. Stobiles (scaly multiple fruits) resembling small pine cones containing next years seed mature to a reddish brown persisting on the tree into winter.
Use in landscaping, windbreaks and hedging. Also a useful bonsai subject.
Native to the Italian southern Apennine Mountains and the north-eastern mountains of Corsica.
A versatile tree that will tolerate dry, flood and coastal conditions.
Cold stratification is recommended for this species. This can be replicated by cold stratification in the refrigerator or alternatively over wintering in the garden in cold climates will assist germination.
Cold treatment is not critical for germination to occur but should give increased germination rates.
Seed are best sown in spring. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 16-22°C
General note: Seeds of many plants are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation prior to purchasing.