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Betula alnoides

Classification

Order: Fagales
   Family: Betulaceae
            Genus: Betula
                        Specie: Betula alnoides

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 100 ft (30 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained fertile soil with reliable moisture

Features: Red-brown bark; autumn foliage; clusters of catkins

Uses: Specimen tree Shade tree Winter silhouette

Zones: 8-10

Description: Found in the Himalayan region from northeastern India to China and growing to over 100?ft (30?m) tall, this rather tender tree is distinguished by its gray bark, tinted red-brown, that peels horizontally in strips. Its young twigs are purple-red and downy

Growth Habit: Conical habit

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