Blue Birch

Basisdaten

blue birch (Betula caerulea) leaf
blue birch (Betula caerulea) leaf
  • blue birch (Betula caerulea) leaf
  • blue birch (Betula caerulea) lead backside
  • blue birch (Betula caerulea) budding
  • blue birch (Betula caerulea) flower
  • blue birch (Betula caerulea) flower close up
  • blue birch (Betula caerulea) fruit / cone
  • blue birch (Betula caerulea) branches
  • blue birch (Betula caerulea) terminal bud
  • blue birch (Betula caerulea) axial bud
  • blue birch (Betula caerulea) trunk / stem
description: 

The Blue birch is native to the northeast of North America. It was named after its green - bluish leaves. The leaf shape and the arrangement of the leaves makes it a decorative garden tree.

Tree profile

name botanical: 
Betula caerulea
family: 
Birch family (Betulaceae)
species: 
deciduous tree
height: 
up to 20 m (66 ft)
leaf: 

The leaves of Blue birch are bluish-green and ovate. The petiole is reddish and the leaf margin is strongly serrated.

leaf shape: 
ovoid
leaf margin: 
serrated
leaf position: 
alternate
fall foliage: 
yellow
flowering: 
May
blossom color: 
yellow
blossom description: 

Catkins

gender distribution: 
monoecious
fruit: 

Many small samaras.

branches: 

The twigs are red-brown.

bark: 
The bark is reddish-white.
root: 
Heart-rooting plant
location: 
Sun to half-shade
soil: 
dry to moist soils
ph value: 
acid to slightly alkaline
usage: 

single tree