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Betula platyphylla

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Description

This plant is pyramidal in youth and casts light shade. It is susceptible to borers and has shallow roots.

 

Cultivars:
  • 'Crimson Forest'
Tags:
#white#sun#deciduous#full sun#white bark#tree#rapid growth#rapid growth rate#trees#grows fast#birch#birches#non-showy flowers
Cultivars:
  • 'Crimson Forest'
Tags:
#white#sun#deciduous#full sun#white bark#tree#rapid growth#rapid growth rate#trees#grows fast#birch#birches#non-showy flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Betula
    Species:
    platyphylla
    Dimensions:
    Height: 40 ft. 0 in. - 50 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Catkin
    Flower Description:
    Non-showy flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    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.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Gray
    White
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No