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Silver Birch (Betula Pendula)

I am growing Silver Birch trees from seed. It came as part of a kit with three different types of seeds in it.

The Silver Birch is a nice choice for me as an outdoor bonsai because of the weather zone I live in. They are well suited for this area. And actually there are lots of them around.

It is easy to care for and durable which makes it a good bonsai for a beginner.

 

A little bit about this tree:

The Species Name is Betual Pendula and under normal conditions (of course not bonsai) it is a medium sized tree that can grow from 50 to 80 feet tall. And one unique characteristic of it is that as the tree ages the bark becomes white and very papery, tending to peel.

I am growing a batch of Silver Birch trees from seed and will bonsai them. I purchased them as part of a kit.

The bonsai trio kit

Here you can see my progress with this kit and these seeds : The Bonsai Trio Kit ( I also have a link there to purchasing the kit if you want to get it)

 

The seeds in water

To start these seeds we have to bring them out of their dormancy. We do that by soaking them in water for 24 hours.

Here is a picture of Mature Silver Birch

Betula pendula Finland

By Percita at Flickr (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 


 

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