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European White Birch vs Water Birch (Red Birch)

Betula pendula

Betula occidentalis

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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.

Water Birch, also known as Red Birch, is a waterside plant native to western North America. This multi-stemmed species is ideal for wetlands. It tolerates being planted in heavy clay and wet soil conditions.

This tree grows small enough for yards with limited space.

It is an attractive ornamental with reddish non-peeling bark.

EUROPEAN WHITE BIRCH QUICK FACTS

WATER BIRCH (RED BIRCH) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: bright yellow
Bark: non-peeling, shiny, reddish brown and marked with white horizontal streaks
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: silver birch, weeping birch
Other Names: red birch


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes