Trees

European White Birch

Betula pendula
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POS ID: 105085
A tall, slender trunk extends high to the open canopy of this beautiful birch tree, casting light dappled shade below. White bark with contrasting black markings provides interest year round, but especially in winter.
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Container Size:
5 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Casts light shade
  • Brilliant white bark
  • Graceful weeping branches

Details

A tall, slender trunk extends high to the open canopy of this beautiful birch tree, casting light dappled shade below. White bark with contrasting black markings provides interest year round, but especially in winter.

Weight: 12 lbs

Container Size: 5 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Trees

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Insignificant flowering

Mature Height

Up to 40 feet

Mature Width

Up to 30 feet

Landscape Uses

Decorative Accent, Firescaping

Features

Open canopy, brilliant white bark

Grower/Brand

Monrovia

California residents please see Prop 65 WARNING

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Deciduous

Fall Leaf Color

Yellow

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Site in a cool location, away from reflected heat from buildings or sidewalks. Mulch around the roots to conserve moisture and keep the roots cool. Little pruning is required, but when necessary is best done in winter.

Effort of Care

Moderate

Soil Type

Rich, well-drained soil

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Needs

Grows best in full sun in cooler climates; benefits from some afternoon shade in hot summers.

Water Needs

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Disease and Pests

Bronze birch borer, aphids, Armillaria, Phytophthora, root rot, and sooty mold are all potential problems for birches.

USDA Hardiness Zone

2

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