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Betula Pendula

Botanical Name:

Betula pendula

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Trees, Tree

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody

Flower

Tiny monoecious flowers appear in early spring in separate catkins on the same tree: yellowish-brown male flowers in drooping catkins (to 2.5 inches long) and greenish female flowers in smaller, upright catkins (to 1 1/4 inches long). Flowers on catkins are no more than 1/8 inch.

Fruit

Female flowers are followed by drooping cone-like fruits containing numerous small winged seeds that typically mature in late summer.

Benefits
Attracts

Bees

Butterflies

Pollinators

Taxonomy

Order

Fagales

Family

Betula - Birches

Genus

Betula

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