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BETULA PENDULA `DALECARLICA`

SILVER BIRCH `DALECARLICA`

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Use/Puropose:
Avenue, Solitaire, Grouping plants  
Family Name:
Betulaceae (Birchfamily/brezovke)  
Plant group:
Deciduous  

Botanical characteristics

Native country:
Sweden, Dalarna; the city of Ornäs.The silver birch grows naturally from western Europe eastwards to Kazakhstan, the Sakha Republic in Siberia, Mongolia and the Xinjiang province in China, and southwards to the mountains of the Caucasus and northern Iran, Iraq and Turkey. It is also native to northern Morocco and has become naturalised in some other parts of the world.[3] In the southern parts of its range it is mainly found in mountainous regions.  
Fruits:
Winged nuts.  
Leaves:
Leaves are oval, incised with narrow lobes.  
Roots:
Birch tend to produce shallow roots that spread out over a large area.  
Flowers:
Catkins.  
Habitat:
Well-drained, moist but well-drained soil. Sand, Clay, Chalk, Loam. H6-H7  
Reproduction:
Grafted on rootstocks or tissue cultures.  
Stem:
Bark white, becoming black and rugged at base.  
Bloom period:
March, April  

Climate conditions

Ground-water:
Neutral  
Location:
Half Shade  
Ground-Ph:
Neutral  
Hardiness Zone:
H7   Zone Map

Specific features

The Birch tree is acceptable for allergic people since it does not produce pollen. Pollen is a fine to coarse powder containing the microgametophytes of seed plants, which produce the male gametes (sperm cells).

Decorative useful value

Leaves incised, yellow in autumn. Flowers in stalks, but without pollen.