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Betula chinensis

Classification

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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 5-30 ft (1.5-9 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained fertile soil with reliable moisture

Features: Gray-brown bark; long pointed leaves with toothed edges; short rounded catkins

Uses: Shrub borders Woodland gardens Group plantings

Zones: 4-9

Description: This native of Japan, Korea and nearby parts of northern China has two distinctly different forms: rather short, often multi-trunked and shrubby, 5?12?ft (1.5?3.5?m) tall; or a single-trunked tree around 30?ft (9?m) tall. It has downy young stems and gray

Growth Habit: Multi-trunked or single-trunked

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