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Betula ×caerulea

Betula ×caerulea Blanch. (pro sp.)

Blue Birch

Betulaceae (Birch family)


USDA Symbol: BECA4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Natural hybrid of Betula populifolia and B. papyrifera var. cordifolia.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Samara
Size Notes: Up to about 50 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: CT , MA , ME , NH , NJ , NY , RI , VT
Canada: NB , NS , PE , QC
Native Habitat: Rocky or sandy open woods, moist rocky slopes.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Betula Ścaerulea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Betula Ścaerulea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Betula Ścaerulea


Record Modified: 2020-09-25
Research By: CBR

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