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Betula maximovicziana


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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 80 ft (24 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained fertile soil with reliable moisture

Features: Bark red-brown ageing to pinkish white; leaves turn yellow in autumn; pendulous catkins

Uses: Winter silhouette Autumn foliage Woodland gardens

Zones: 6-9

Description: A native of Japan and the Kuril Islands, this tree reaches a height of 80 ft (24 m) and a spread of 40 ft (12 m), but in exceptional cases it can reach 90 ft (27 m). The bark in young trees is red-brown, in mature trees smooth white with a pinkish tinge a

Growth Habit: Broad conical

Comments: Needs a moist site

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