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Betula occidentalis

Classification

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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained fertile soil with reliable moisture

Features: Reddish brown bark with white markings

Uses: Near water feature Decorative bark

Zones: 4-9

Description: From the mountains of western North America, the water birch ranges from New Mexico north to the Canadian Rockies and Cascades, usually forming thickets along the banks of streams. Often no more than a tall shrub, it can sometimes reach as much as 50 ft (

Growth Habit: Shrubby multi-branched habit

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