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Betula uber /Roundleaf Birch


Leaves have a round-like form

Has small branchlets

Tree in the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.

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Scientific Name: Betula uber
Common Name: Roundleaf Birch
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: May be the rarest native tree existing in the wild. At present it is impossible for a homeowner to purchase this tree. The roundness of the leaves and darkness of the bark set this birch apart from all others. A small tree with slender branches and a narrow crown. Autumn foliage color is a brilliant yellow.