Gray birch (Betula populifolia), 1 year old

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Up for sale Gray birch (Betula populifolia) 1 year old

Plants will be sent bare root while dormant, roots wrapped in wet media, secured inside the box. Once it starts growing in June - shipping in container planted in soil.
Plant may be cut back to few buds or bent inside the box in order to fit in to the shipping box/mailing tube 22 inches.

Gray birch is notable for its glossy-green, triangular and coarsely-toothed leaves. The bark of the saplings and trees is white, but punctuated with gray chevrons where the branches meet the trunk. It is a short-lived, small, pioneer species that readily colonizes clearings. Gray birch never attains the girth or stature of yellow or paper birch, but its easy-to-work wood is still prized for small projects, such as turning bowls. Birds eat the catkins, seeds, and sap, while hares, porcupines, and beaver eat the bark and twigs. Thickets of young trees provide cover for bobcats.

Gray birch is a narrow, pyramidal tree of cool climates. Bright green leaves turn a yellow fall color. Older trees develop a chalky white bark that does not peel. A good selection for poor soils and other difficult sites, it also demonstrates some resistance to bronze birch borer (BBB).

This species is native to the Chicago region according to Swink and Wilhelm's Plants of the Chicago Region, with updates made according to current research.

Botanical name: Betula populifolia
All Common Names: gray birch, white birch, poplar birch
Family (English): Birch
Family (Botanic): Betulaceae
Planting Site: Residential and parks, Wide median
Tree or Plant Type: Tree
Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
Native Locale: North America
Landscape Uses: Shade tree, Specimen
Size Range: Medium tree (25-40 feet), Small tree (15-25 feet)
Mature Height: 20-40 feet
Mature Width: 10-20 feet
Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
Hardiness Zones: Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5 (Chicago), Zone 6, Zone 7
Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil
Acid Soils: Tolerant
Alkaline Soils: Intolerant
Salt Spray: Tolerant
Soil Salt: Intolerant
Drought Conditions: Tolerant
Poor Drainage: Tolerant

Payment must be received within 3 days after the purchase, then I ship the item.

Feel free to ask me any questions about this item. I am always glad to help you.
I prefer to ship at beginning of the week - Mondays or Wednesdays.
Shipping with tracking number in USA. International buyers contact me first before you buy it , as I don't send to all countries due to their border plant entry control policies. I am not responsible for confiscated items due to quarantine inspection in your country. Gray birch (Betula populifolia), 1 year old Tags: seedling,plant,tree,Birch,Betula,береза,bereza,gray,populifolia
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    Plants will be packed securely in the box, preventing it from shifting inside the box, with adequate moisture in the soil or around the roots in case of bare rooted plants during the dormancy.

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