name botanical:Betula papyrifera
family:Birch family (Betulaceae)
height:up to 30 m (99 ft), often multi-stemmed
The leaves of Paper birch are up to 10 cm (3.9 in) long with a long tip. The leaf margin is serrated.
flowering:April - May
The yellow flowers (catkins) are yellow and hang down.
Catkins, hanging, about 4 cm (1.6 in) long
The twigs are red-brown and hairy.
bark:The bark is pale white.
root:Shallow-rooting plant, far reaching roots
location:Sun to half-shade
soil:sandy to loamy, normal - very moist
ph value:slightly acidic to alkaline
single tree, planting in groups
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