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botanical name:
Betula luminifera
Betula luminifera © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Candle Birch
family:  Betulaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 25.00m
width: 10.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -30°C
USDA zone: 3 to 8
description:
Large, deciduous tree. Fairly large, broadly oblong to lanceolate deep green leaves, persisting until sharp frosts in the late autumn. In spring the catkins stand erect, appearing like candles. Small winged seeds. Smooth, shiny very dark brown bark.

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

propagation:
From seed

usage:
Attractive and unusual bark.

other notes:
From western China

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