• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing to 40 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Deer Resistant
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:BET-ew-la PEN-dew-la
    Plant type:Tree
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 40 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:Yellow
    Design IdeasWhite bark makes a striking specimen tree for the front or back yard. Birch is most at home in small groves where multiple trunks create more visibility. They are a natural along rivers and streambeds, and drooping at the edges of ponds and water gardens. Plant in pairs to frame an entry with romantic weeping foliage. Exceptional on large suburban or rural homesites suited for this large species.
    Companion PlantsBirch is a natural with other beautiful landscape trees such as Aurora Dogwood, (Cornus x 'Rutban'), Mount Fuji Flowering Cherry, (Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'), Autumn Gold Maidenhair Tree, (Ginkgo biloba 'Autumn Gold') and Autumn Blaze Maple, (Acer freemanii 'Jeffsred').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Highly adaptable to wet or dry soils; best with consistent moisture. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce watering frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    This birch is a variation on the European native that gave the forests of Germany their legendary beauty. It proved of little interest until the Victorian love of weeping foliage brought birch into the American residential landscape. This cultivar is derived from a sport of B. pendula discovered in 1767 growing in Sweden and propagated by clones.
    Birch tree bark was extensively utilized by Native Americans to create canoes and other useful objects.