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Keyword:

BETULA PENDULA

WHITE BIRCH

Photo: Biotehnical Centre Naklo
Use/Puropose:
Avenue, Cemetery/Graves, Solitaire  
Family Name:
Betulaceae (Birchfamily/brezovke)  
Plant group:
Deciduous  

Botanical characteristics

Native country:
Europe  
Fruits:
The fruit is a a small nut.  
Leaves:
The leaves are bright green, later darkened. They are stalked with slightly serrated edge.  
Roots:
At the beginning the roots base on the main root, then they spread and do not reach in depth.  
Flowers:
Flower catkins, invisible flowers.  
Habitat:
Dry and moist forests, eskers, rocky hills, drained mires, a marginal scrub. Also a park and forestry tree.  
Reproduction:
By sowing, cuttings and grafting.  
Stem:
The trunk is white and black and it is vertically cracked.  
Bloom period:
March, April, May, June  

Climate conditions

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

Specific features

It is planted as a solitaire tree, because it does like any other trees in the vicinity.

Decorative useful value

Its decorative value is in its white and black, furrowed bark and hanging branches and leaves. Usually it's used in a cemetery.