name botanical:Betula alleghaniensis
other name:Gray Birch
other name:Silver Birch
other name:Swamp Birch
family:Birch family (Betulaceae)
height:up to max. 30 m (99 ft)
The leaves of Yellow birch are ovate, 6 - 12 cm (2.4 – 4.7 in) long and 4 – 9 cm (1.6 – 3.5 in) broad. The leaf margin is finely serrated.
flowering:May - June
The catkins already created in the winter. The male flower hangs down, the female flower is upright.
Many small winged seeds.
The branches are brown. The buds are greenish yellow and are closely to the branches.
bark:The bark is yellowish to bronze, flaking in fine horizontal stripes.
root:Shallow-rooting plant with root runners, rarely deeply rooted
location:Sun to half-shade
soil:undemanding, like loamy soils
ph value:acidic - slightly alkaline
single tree, planting in groups, forest tree
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