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European White Birch vs Discovery Japanese Elm

Betula pendula

Ulmus davidiana var. japonica Discovery

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

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(new stock expected: fall of 2021)

European White Birch
Discovery Japanese Elm

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.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

Discovery Japanese Elm is great for anyone who doesn't have a lot of time to maintain their trees as it doesn't drop many seeds. It has beautiful dark green foliage and is resistant to Dutch Elm Disease. This elm is similar in shape to the American Elm but is roughly 30% smaller. Instead of having an irregular and broad-shaped crown as other Japanese Elms do, the Discovery Japenses Elm has symmetrical branching, an upright growth form, and develops a classic vase-like crown.

EUROPEAN WHITE BIRCH QUICK FACTS

DISCOVERY JAPANESE ELM QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: bright yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high




Toxicity: Tester

Other Names: silver birch, weeping birch


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