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Betula maximowicziana

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
BET-yoo-luh maks-im-oh-wiks-ee-AY-nuh
Description

This plant has reddish-brown young branches that mature to gray or whitish. It tolerates a range of soil types and urban conditions.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#fall color#yellow#full sun#pyramidal#tree#fall interest#red stems#catkins#birch#rounded#fall color yellow#urban conditions tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#fall color#yellow#full sun#pyramidal#tree#fall interest#red stems#catkins#birch#rounded#fall color yellow#urban conditions tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Betula
    Species:
    maximowicziana
    Family:
    Betulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    range of soil types; tolerates urban conditions
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Pyramidal
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Catkin
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    4"-6" male catkins in groups of 2-4.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    3" -6", alternate, simple, and dark green leaves that turn a yellow color in the fall.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Brown
    Light Gray
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Bark Description:
    The bark splits into sheets. This plant has reddish-brown young branches that mature to gray or whitish.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gray/Silver
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Reddish-brown young branches that mature to gray or whitish.
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Urban Conditions