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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 2 ft (0.6 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained fertile soil with reliable moisture

Features: Leaves turn yellow to red in autumn; pretty catkins

Uses: Shrub borders Autumn foliage

Zones: 2-7

Description: Native to subarctic Eurasia and North America and Greenland, this shrub has an overall rounded shape with a height of 24 in (60 cm) and spread up to 4 ft (1.2 m). Its leaves, up to 3?4 in (18 mm) long, are kidney-shaped to rounded and are somewhat thicker

Growth Habit: Rounded spreading habit

Comments: Best in colder climates

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Low-growing shrub usually under 0.5 m (1.5 feet) tall, never exceeding 1 meter (3 feet) tall at maturity.

Duration: Perennial

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