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Betula utilis


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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 60 ft (18 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained fertile soil with reliable moisture

Features: Pink to orange bark; leaves turn yellow in autumn; large pendulous catkins

Uses: Specimen tree Winter silhouette

Zones: 7-9

Description: Native to the Himalayas and China, this is a variable tree growing to a height of 60 ft (18 m) with a spread of 30 ft (9 m). Its bark is pink to orange-brown with a white bloom and it peels off in thin flakes. The bark has been used to write on in the pas

Growth Habit: Broad conical

Comments: Several varieties available

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