European White Birch Tree

European White Birch Tree

European White Birch Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Betula pendula
Hardiness Zones:   2 to 7
Growth_Rate:   Moderate to rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun; moist, well drained soil; but will tolerate dry soil
Texture:   Fine to medium
Form:   Pyramidal
Height:   40 to 50'
Weight:   10 to 20
Leaf:   1 to 3" alternate, simple leaves; modest yellow to yellow green fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Catkins
Comments:    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
Habit:   Deciduous
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