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Betula platyphylla var. japonica

Description

This plant likes sun to partial shade and prefers moist, well-drained soil. Its texture is medium to fine. This plant has a pyramidal habit with a central leader: it can have thin, spreading branches. Its growth is moderate to rapid. This plant is susceptible to birch borers.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#white#sun#deciduous#fall color#full sun#partial shade#white bark#tree#trees#yellow fall leaves#catkins#yellow fall color#birch#birches
Cultivars:
Tags:
#white#sun#deciduous#fall color#full sun#partial shade#white bark#tree#trees#yellow fall leaves#catkins#yellow fall color#birch#birches
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Betula
    Species:
    platyphylla
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Pyramidal
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Catkin
    Flower Description:
    Male catkins
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has 1.5- to 3-inch, alternate, and simple leaves that turn a yellow fall color.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Gray
    White
    Bark Description:
    White bark
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No