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Betula (Birch) & Ostrya (Hop Hornbeam)

Birches and Hop Hornbeams are deciduous, medium sized to tall trees from the northern hemisphere. Several species have ornamental foliage and either have a showy peeling bark (Betula ssp.) or nice inflorescences (Ostrya spp.). All species are easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot.
Sow seeds flat in any rich, well drained soil and keep pots outside in a protected spot. Seeds require a prolonged cooling period prior to germination in late spring. Carefully transplant young plants to the final spot in the garden in autumn or spring.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
30 seeds per package (Betula spp.), respectively 20 seeds per package (Ostrya spp.).
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Betula aetnensis (Mount Etna Birch) Exclusive

Betula aetnensis (Mount Etna Birch) Exclusive

5 (9)m, Mount Etna Birch is a deciduous tall tree with a narrow crown and showy white bark with black spots. It is a rare relict species from upper regions on Sicily (Italy) and has remained in this habitat after the last glacial period. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. IV-V.
30 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8128 € 4,99
Ostrya carpinifolia (European Hop Hornbeam)

Ostrya carpinifolia (European Hop Hornbeam)

5 (9)m, European Hop Hornbeam is a deciduous tall woody shrub to small tree with ornamental, hops-like, pendulous inflorescences. It is native from South-Eastern Europe to Asia Minor. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8127 € 4,99*
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