Gray Birch

Betula populifolia



The grey birch is a small, slender tree growing in groups in wetlands. Acidic to neutral sandy to loamy soil is preferred. Flowers are small and found in catkins in the spring. Bark is grayish white and non peeling. Leaves are smooth, light green, and fine toothes.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Aspen-leaved Birch
Plant Family:Betulaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Trees
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:Mid April to May
Fruit Timing:June to August
Global and State Rank:S5, G5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral
Soil pH:5 to 7.4
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun
Light Range:Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet

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