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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 70 ft (21 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained fertile soil with reliable moisture

Features: White bark; large male catkins

Uses: Specimen tree Winter silhouette Group plantings

Zones: 4-9

Description: Native to central and eastern Siberia, Manchuria, Korea, China and Japan, this species has geographical varieties such as Betula platyphylla var. japonica which has longer catkins than the species. This tree with a pure white bark gro

Growth Habit: Conical habit with open crown

Comments: Several varieties available

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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