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European White Birch

Betula pendula

SKU
01230
A wonderful landscape tree with flaky white bark and terrific fall color. The graceful, arching, open-branched pyramidal form when young matures to a stately oval to rounded form in time. Toothy, diamond-shaped foliage emerges glossy green in spring. Distinctive peeling bark provides an interesting landscape element, especially in winter. Deciduous.
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Botanical PronunciationBET-ew-luh PEN-dew-luh
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 30 to 35 ft. or taller, 15 to 20 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeProduces small light brown catkins in spring.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateFast
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen, Windbreak
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist to wet.
Companion PlantsChokeberry (Aronia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Sweet Flag (Acorus); Sweetspire (Itea); Elderberry (Sambucus); Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra)

Thrives in deep, loamy, moist but well-drained soil amended with sand or gravel. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established tolerates periodic dry spells but prefers rich, fertile, evenly moist soils. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-7

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