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Small to medium tree with rounded crown of spreading and drooping branches, usually forming clumps and often in thickets.

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Arctic White Birch Betula pubescens subsp. tortuosa -

Description: Small to medium tree with rounded crown of spreading and drooping branches, usually forming clumps and often in thickets. USDA Zones: 3b - 8a Height: 25' feet to 50 feet Diameter: 6 - 12 inches Type: Deciduous Leaves: 3/4-2" (2-5 cm) long, 3/4-1" (2-2.5 cm) wide. Ovate; sharply and often doubly saw-toothed; usually with 4-5 veins on each side. Dark green above, pale yellow-green with tiny gland-dots beneath; turning dull yellow in autumn. Bark: Shiny, dark reddish-brown; smooth, with horizontal lines, not peeling. Twigs: Greenish, slender, with gland-dots. Soil: Most soils work very well for birch trees. Soil pH optimally 6.1 - 7.5. Remove large rocks prior to permanent placement. Sun: Prefers filtered sunlight, but will tolerate full to partial sun conditions well. Water: Keep moist for first season, not very water needy after establishment; 1 - 2 growing season. Flowers: Tiny; in early spring. Male yellowish, with 2 stamens, many in long drooping catkins near tip of twigs. Female greenish, in short upright catkins back of tip of same twig. Cones: 1-1 1/4" long; cylindrical, brownish, upright or spreading on slender stalk; with many 2-winged nutlets; maturing in late summer. Habitat: Moist soil along streams in mountain canyons, usually in coniferous forests and with cottonwoods and willows. Range: Northern China to Southern Japan, westward to the Ural Mountains

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