- Common Name(s):
- European white birch
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
- 40-50 ft.
- Sun; moist, well-drained soil; but will tolerate dry soil
- Fine to medium
- Pyramidal when young; slender; rounded; pendulous, graceful branches
- 10-20 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Moderate to rapid
- 1- to 3-inch, alternate, simple leaves; modest yellow to yellow-green fall color
NCCES plant id: 1923