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Betula occidentalis - Water Birch

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Height: This multi stem small tree or shrub can grow up to 25 to 30 ft. tall and 25 ft. wide and forms a thicket.

Habitat: Grows best in full sun to shade in moist to wet soil and is flood tolerant.

Foliage: Coarsely toothed dark green leaves that turn yellow in fall.

Flowers: Yellow to green catkin (drooping cylindrical flower cluster).

Fruits: Brown samara (seed surrounded by papery wings to help it fly in the wind)

Bark: Thin bronze to red bark.

Natural Habitat: Found in moist ares and stream banks in lower elevations.

Why is it good for my garden? This small tree or shrub would be good around a pond or in a wet area of your yard. It attracts and is good food for many birds and insects. Flood tolerant makes it great for wetland areas or stream banks.

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