Betula pubescens/Downy Birch Tree

Tree Name – Betula pubescens, Downy Birch, Common Birch

Tree Family – Betulaceae

Plant Range – Europe to C Asia

Characteristics & habitat – slender and deciduous trees and shrubs. Usually colours well in autumn and often with white, pink or brown bark. Catkins open before leaves in the spring

Colour Description – Leaves ovulate, yellow in the autumn with flowers in catkins

Sunlight – Partial Shade

Moisture: Moist but well drained

Soil – Chalk, Clay, Sand, loam

Size – Ultimate Height: Higher than 12 Metres

           Spread: 4 – 8 Metres

           Time to Reach Ultimate Height 20 – 50 Years

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11331907 – downy birch (betula pubescens).downy birch extends farther north into the arctic than any other broadleaf tree