A better bonsai project cannot be found than growing your own paperbark birch. Grow as a single tree or as a small forest! A small leafed deciduous tree with small round leaves and twig-like branches. Grown for the peeling, white bark, and upright trunk. Perfect for Bonsai culture as well as standard tree specimen. Hardy outdoors to zone 2. Start seed in standard potting mix or bonsai soil. Grow in fertile well drained soil, place in full sun to part shade.
USES: Greenhouse Outdoor Standard Bonsai Botanical Name Betula papyrifera Common Name Beautyberry - French Mulberry Outdoor Hardiness Zones - 6+ for outdoor growing Minimum Temp - 2°F Shape - Upright - Shrub Growth Rate - Fast Sun Preference - Bright Filtered Light - full sun Soil Type - Any Soil Moisture - Water thoroughly Growth Period - Spring - Autumn Foliage Color - Green Flower Color - Purple- Pink
USES: Plants can be massed together spaced 4 to 5 feet apart forming a nice hedge or barrier. Thick growth discourages people from walking through the plant. Can be used is mass plantings in sun or part shade. Branches will droop over a wall if planted on top making it ideally suited for raised planters or containers.
Fun Facts: Grown for the beautiful white peeling bark and leaf shape This tree is used to make popcicle sticks The sap can be boiled down to make birch syrup Native Americans often used the bark to write on Makes an excellent plant for collectors of bonsai plants for the home or greenhouse environment Grown for the beautiful leaf shape and color, as well as the beautiful peeling bark
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