Purple Rain® European White Birch
Betula pendula 'Monle'
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||BET-ew-luh PEN-dew-luh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 35 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Produces small catkins in spring.|
|Design Ideas||This tree makes a striking lawn specimen. It can be planted with green-foliaged plants for good contrast, but be sure not to hide its beautiful white trunk.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Windbreak, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Companion Plants||Chokeberry (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