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BETULA pendula 'Filigree Lace'

Image of Betula pendula 'Filigree Lace' PP12749, EU15659

Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

Family

Betulaceae

Botanical Name

BETULA pendula 'Filigree Lace' PP12749, EU15659

Plant Common Name

European White Birch, Filigree Lace White Birch

General Description

Filigree lace white birch is a dwarf tree with graceful pendulous branches and attractive, peeling bark. Its bright green leaves are deeply cut into thin leaf segments and turn a brilliant yellow in fall. No or few flowers form on this tree.

An introduction from Terra Nova Nurseries, this small tree prefers sun and moist, but well drained soil. 'Filigree Lace' is a great substitute for lace leaf maple in the mixed border or as a specimen plant.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    2 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tree

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    4'-6' / 1.2m - 1.8m

  • Width

    4'-6' / 1.2m - 1.8m

  • Native To

    Northern Europe, Russia/Siberia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Wet Site

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Pyramidal

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    None

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Olive

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow

  • Bark Color

    White, Dark Salmon, Brown, Chocolate

  • Bark Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    Yes

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Exfoliating

  • Usage

    Bog Garden, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier, Water Gardens

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No