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    European White Birch ( Weeping Birch )
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HEIGHT:40 - 50 feet
SPREAD:20 - 30 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Oval pyramid form with weeping habit with age; green leaves turning a poor yellow fall color; white, non-peeling bark when young turning black with fissures with age; prefers moist, well-drained soil; tolerates wet or dry soils.
LIMITATIONS:Subject to pathogens, insects; very susceptible to birch borer, although this is not a common pest in most of Alaska; often confused with B. papyrifera but does not have peeling white bark.
HARDINESS:SC, SE (Zone 2)
ORIGIN:Europe and parts of northern Asia
CULTIVARS:‘Dalecarlica’ Swedish birch; the most common cut-leaved birch; tall slender tree with weeping branches; leaves lobed and pointed; ‘Fastigiata’ columnar form with some resistance to birch borer; ‘Gracilis’ Weeping branches in clusters; a small tree to 15’; finely cut leaves; ‘Youngii’ weeping form reaching 15’–20’.
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