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European White Birch vs Dwarf Birch

Betula pendula

Betula pumila

European White Birch
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European White Birch is a mid-sized shade tree native to Eurasia. This deciduous tree has a pyramidal form when young, maturing into a rounded crown with arched branches and drooping branchlets.

The trunk is slender, with white bark featuring black diamond-shaped lenticels. European White Birch is an ideal landscape tree for parks and gardens.

Similar to the Cutleaf Weeping Birch, this species is a popular ornamental.

Dwarf Birch, also known as Bog Birch for its common occurrence in wet areas, is a small deciduous shrub native to North America.

Common in riparian zones and boreal forests across Western Canada. It is a common reclamation species.

This species is often used by local artisans to twist into shapes like willow and make decorative hearts, circles, etc.

EUROPEAN WHITE BIRCH QUICK FACTS

DWARF BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: bright yellow
Fall colour: red-orange
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium







Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no