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Japanese White Birch
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Other common names: Siberian Birch
Characteristics: Medium tree 20-30 m generally smaller in cultivation
Seeds per packets: 200
A fast growing ornamental tree with white bark and thin spreading branches that are slightly pendulous.
The dark-green leaves turn a stunning golden hue in autumn
Endemic to Asia.
Prefers a cool deep well-drained soil in an open sunny position, frost resistant but drought tender.
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.