Trees by Genus

Genus 'Betula'

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Betula x coerulea
Betula lenta
Betula lutea
Betula maximowicziana
Betula nigra
Betula occidentalis
Betula papyrifera
Betula pendula
Betula populifolia
Betula pubescens
Betula utilis

Betula x coerulea (Blue Birch)

Betula x coerulea

Native: Eastern N. America from Nova Scotia south to Vermont

In native environment it often forms a shrub, but may grow to 9m or twice that in cultivation.

Foliage

Leaves are bluish green, hence the English name.

Flowers

Betula x coerulea

Flowers are open in May, male catkins 3-5cm long, females about 0.8cm.

Fruits

Betula x coerulea

Fruits are clustered into a cylinder about 2.5cm long which looks similar to a catkin but which breaks up on September, releasing the winged nuts.