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Betula schmidtii

Classification

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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 100 ft (30 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained fertile soil with reliable moisture

Features: Dark brown scaly bark; leaves light green; catkins erect

Uses: Specimen tree Winter silhouette

Zones: 5-9

Description: Capable of growing to 100?ft (30?m) tall, though usually far shorter, this native of Japan, Korea and nearby parts of China has a heavy trunk with scaly, dark brown bark that is furrowed into large plates. Its leaves are quite a light green shade, 11/2?3?

Growth Habit: Conical habit with heavy trunk

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