Water Birch (Betula Fontinalis Occidentalis) 100 seeds (#210)

This birch is so named because of its natural association or occurrence near montane streams, lakes and moist glens. Water birch is a deciduous large shrub with a wide-spreading habit. It's native to the cooler mid-elevations of western North America, sporadically from central Alaska to Hudson Bay south to California and Arizona. The smooth bark is reddish brown to dark bronze with light colored lenticel dots. With age the bark is drab bleached gray.
The satin-glossy green leaves are broad ovals, sometimes resembling rhombuses. Leaf edges are sharply toothed, even doubly toothed. In mid- to late spring, flowering occurs. Male catkins are long, while the female catkins are less showy and rounded. Wind pollination results in production of winged nutlets by the female flowers. When they ripen in late summer, the catkins shatter to release seeds. Fall foliage color ranges from light to medium yellow.
Grow water birch in abundant sunshine in average to wet soils. Although normally associated with neutral to alkaline soils, it tolerates acidity. Loam and sandy soils that are moist to seasonally flooded work especially well. Use water birch to create a natural buffer or river bank stabilizer. Although not magnificent as a specimen, the fall foliage and bark makes it a worthy addition to a mixed shrub border. (info source: Learn2Grow.com)

Genus - Betula
Species - Fontinalis
Variety - Occidentalis
Common name - Water Birch
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 7
Height - 12'-20' / 4 - 6(15) m
Spread - 15'-30' / 4 - 9(15) m
Plant type - Shrub
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Clay, Loam, Sand, Well Drained
Water requirements - Average Water
Landscape uses - Screening / Wind Break, Shade Trees
Bloom season - Early Spring
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Light yellow

GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
Seeds have an internal dormancy that can be overcome by a moist, chilling period. This treatment is called stratification. Here are the steps to stratify the seeds:
1. Soak the seeds in water overnight
2. Place the seeds in a moist material such as milled sphagnum peat, sterile soil or vermiculite . Fully drain away all of the water and place the seeds in a zip-lock bag.
3. Refrigerate the seeds for 60 days at +1-+4C (33-41F).
4. After the seeds are stratified, surface sow in a container filled with a moist, well-drained germination medium. Cover with glass or plastic and keep the container moist, but not soggy. Keep in room temperature.
5. Requires light for germination
As soon as the seeds germinate, place them under bright lights or move them to a greenhouse or cold frame.
You can sow seeds outdoors in well prepared beds in October or before the winter. Nature will do the job and will germinate in spring.
When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter.

Water Birch (Betula Fontinalis Occidentalis) 100 seeds (#210)

  • Views: 9351
  • Product Code: #210
  • Reward Points:
  • Availability: 57
  • 0.79€
  • Ex Tax: 0.79€
  • Reward Points: 0

Tags: Seeds, Shrubs, Deciduous, Average-Grower, Small, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Most-Cold-Hardy, Average-Hardy, Average-Hardy, Warm-Climate-Zones, Sow-January, Sow-February, Sow-Marth, Sow-April, Sow-December

African Daisy (Osteospermum ecklonis white) 20 seeds (#1771) -30%
Perfect for adding banks of color to gardens or naturalistic settings, Osteospermum has substantial ..
1.25€ 0.88€
Ex Tax: 0.88€
Basil Lemon (Ocimum Basilicum Minette) 300 seeds (#1718) -35%
A dwarf, small leaved basil with lots of flavour.The traditional ingredient in pizzas, but just ..
1.35€ 0.88€
Ex Tax: 0.88€
Bears Breeches (Acanthus Mollis) 10 seeds (#1418) -29%
This interesting Old World perennial has a coarse upright habit that adds texture to sunny garde..
1.99€ 1.42€
Ex Tax: 1.42€
Beefsteak Plant (Perilla Frutescens) 60 seeds (#1472) -29%
Approximately 60 seeds in 0,2g packet.Grown for its attractive, aromatic, edible leaves, this an..
0.95€ 0.67€
Ex Tax: 0.67€
Butter Daisy (Melampodium Paludosum) 25 seeds (#1921) -28%
Melampodium is a bright and carefree annual flower that is not used nearly enough. Originated in..
1.75€ 1.26€
Ex Tax: 1.26€
Coastal Tidytips (Layia Platyglossa) 120 seeds (#1778) -29%
Tidytips was formerly found throughout low-elevation dry habitats in California including the Mojave..
0.95€ 0.67€
Ex Tax: 0.67€
Fullers Teasel (Dipsacus Sativus) 80 seeds (#1872) -19%
Fuller's Teasel is a biennial herb with a basal rosette of prickly, lanceolate leaves and tall f..
0.95€ 0.77€
Ex Tax: 0.77€
Mexican Paintbrush (Ageratum Houstonianum) 300 seeds (#1157) -29%
Approximately 300 seeds in 0.3g packet.A very ornamental plan, the flowers are very attractive t..
0.89€ 0.63€
Ex Tax: 0.63€
Morning Glory (Ipomoea Tricolor Seta) 20 seeds (#1924) -27%
Very decorative, early flowering creeper plant growing up to 3 m tall. Flowers white with intere..
2.09€ 1.52€
Ex Tax: 1.52€
Moss Rose (Portulaca Grandiflora mix) 500 seeds (#1244) -29%
Fine, succulent leaves and vibrantly colored flowers make this tough little annual a favorite be..
0.89€ 0.63€
Ex Tax: 0.63€
Giant Hyssop (Agastache Foeniculum Blue&White Mix) 200 seeds (#885) New
Lovely flower spikes with aromatic foliageAn attractive mix of blue and white flower spikes nest..
1.35€
Ex Tax: 1.35€
Blue Passion Flower (Passiflora Caerulea) 20 seeds (#1684) New
Passionflower is a fast-growing evergreen climber from South America. The flowers emerge in summ..
0.99€
Ex Tax: 0.99€
Campion (Lychnis Coronaria mix) 100 seeds (#1704) New
Campion is a short-lived perennial native to southeastern Europe. It is grown for its old-fashio..
1.09€
Ex Tax: 1.09€
Sweet William (Dianthus Barbatus Electron mix) 200 seeds (#1711) New
This flower grows up to 60 cm tall and features small flowers held in dense, flat-topped termina..
1.39€
Ex Tax: 1.39€
Zinnia Old Mexico (Zinnia Haageana) 150 seeds (#1648) New
Zinnia Old Mexico - beautiful variety with mahagony brown, orange or yellow flowers. These are p..
1.39€
Ex Tax: 1.39€
Mealycup sage (Salvia Farinacea Blue & White mix) 250 seeds (#1080) New
This perennial (Widely grown as an annual, in cooler climates) forms a shrubby upright clump 60 ..
1.25€
Ex Tax: 1.25€

Stately spires in a lovely colour rangeA delightful addition to perennial borders, with slim sta..
0.95€
Ex Tax: 0.95€
Hackberry (Celtis Occidentalis) 20 seeds (#356) SOLD OUT
Common hackberry is a deciduous shade tree native to the eastern United States nad extreme south..
0.99€
Ex Tax: 0.99€
A smaller-sized fir, Korean fir has glossy dark green needles with silvery undersides and blue-v..
1.15€
Ex Tax: 1.15€
Approximately 300-400 seeds in 1 gram packet.A widely adapted summer annual. They are bushy in n..
0.95€
Ex Tax: 0.95€
Approximately 200 seeds in 0,5g packet.A low-growing perennial which produces loose sprays of vi..
1.15€
Ex Tax: 1.15€