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Betula pendula

Common Name(s):
European white birch
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Smooth, white bark; short-lived in zones 8-9; difficult to transplant; best not to prune in spring- sap "bleeds"; develops bark color at an early age; subject to borers

Height:
40-50 ft.
Flower:
Catkins
Zones:
2-7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; moist, well-drained soil; but will tolerate dry soil
Texture:
Fine to medium
Form:
Pyramidal when young; slender; rounded; pendulous, graceful branches
Width:
10-20 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate to rapid
Leaf:
1- to 3-inch, alternate, simple leaves; modest yellow to yellow-green fall color

NCCES plant id: 1923