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botanical name:
Betula utilis
Betula utilis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Himalayan Birch, Indian Paper Birch
synonyms:  Betula bhojpattra
family:  Betulaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 18.00m
width: 10.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: brown
fruit colour: brown
stem/bark: buff
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
description:
Bark is smooth and usually reddish or pinkish brown, peeling in horizontal strips to reveal lighter colours underneath. Pointed oval leaves, larger than the Silver Birch, turning yellow in autumn.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained soil in sun or light dappled shade. Reputedly tolerant of dry soils.

propagation:
From seed

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