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botanical name:
Betula albosinensis
Betula albosinensis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Chinese Red Birch
synonyms:  Betula albo-sinensis
family:  Betulaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 25.00m
width: 10.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
stem/bark: maroon
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 3 to 8
description:
Medium sized deciduous tree. The trunk has peeling bark, creamy-white when first exposed, becoming pinkish and then and coppery reddish-brown. Glossy green, ovate, tapering leaves up to 7cm long, which turn yellow in autumn. Brown-yellow male catkins in early spring.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained soil in sun or light dappled shade.

propagation:
From seed.

other notes:
Introduced from China in 1901 by Ernest Wilson.

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