1 Package of 50 Seeds
This large, fast growing tree from the birch family is native to forests in the Andes from southern Mexico to northern Argentina between 1200 and 3200 m elevation.
It is highly valued for its light colored but strong wood, for stabilizing riverbanks, as a windbreak, in agroforestry and is also sometimes planted as an ornamental.
In cultivation it does best in cool tropical climates but also adapts well to most warm temperate regions in USDA Zones 9 to 11, provided that they do not experience excessive summer heat. Germination: Soak seeds in water, let stand in water for 24 hours. Cold stratify for 2-3 months. Sow 1cm deep in coir or sowing mix + sand or perlite. Keep bright and constantly moist but not wet. Germination takes 4-8 weeks.