Betula uber

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Betula uber (Ashe) Fernald

Betulaceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: orbicular

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: samara

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Canopy: broadly conical

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Hamamelididae
Superordo:
Faganae
Ordo:
Corylales

Betula uber is a tree.

Naming

Taxonomy

Betula uber is a species in the genus Betula which contains approximately 133 to 211 species and belongs to the family of the Betulaceae (Birch Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The trees have a broadly conical canopy and reach heights of 8 to 10 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Betula uber is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are orbicular with dentate margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Betula uber produces yellow flowers in May.

The trees produce samaras.

Root System

Distribution

Betula uber is native to Virginia.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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