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Betula pumila var. pumila

Betula pumila L. var. pumila

Bog Birch, Dwarf Birch, Bouleau Nain

Betulaceae (Birch Family)



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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Fruit Type: Samara

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: May


USA: CT , IL , IN , ME , MI , NJ , NY , OH
Canada: NB , NL , NS , PE

Growing Conditions

Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-07-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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