European White Birch
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||BET-ew-luh PEN-dew-luh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing; reaches 30 to 35 ft. or taller, 15 to 20 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Produces small light brown catkins in spring.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Windbreak, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Attractive White Bark|
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