Betula pendula

Botanical Name: Betula penudla

Phonetic: be-Tool-uh pen-DOO-luh

Common Name(s): European White Birch

Family: Betulaceae
Origin: Europe, Asia
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Serrated diamond shaped leaves                                  
Leaf Color: Shimmer in the wind, glossy green
Fall Color: Colorful yellow
Texture: Soft
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Spring
Flower Color(s): Yellowish brown (male), green (female)

Exposure: Full sun to part shade
USDA: 2-6
Climate Zone(s): 1-7, 14-17
Growth Rate: Fast                                             
Height: 25-40 Feet
Spread: 20-30 Feet
Hydrozone: High
Soil: Sandy or rocky loam, medium to wet, well-drained, regular moisture
Pest: Birch borer,

Features: Weeping branch habit, striking white bark, deer tolerant, prefers cooler climates
Uses: Woodland style gardens, rain gardens, small landscape tree, specimen, massing

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