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BETULA pendula 'Monte'(PURPLE RAIN™)
Common Birch, European White Birch, Purple Rain™ European White Birch, Silver Birch
European white birch is a softly pyramidal tree when young, becoming more rounded at maturity with graceful arching branches. The cultivar 'Monte' features deeply-cut, diamond-shaped, lacy purple leaves which contrast beautifully with its exfoliating white bark. Small greenish catkins (pendant flowering stalks) appear in the spring and are quite eye-catching. Purple Rain European white birch is a handsome tree and is very effective as a specimen. However, its use is declining due to its high susceptibility to birch borer attack.
European white birch is tolerant of both wet and dry soils in full sun. This handsome tree has been used extensively in the cool-climate park landscapes.
7 - 1
2 - 7
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
20'-35' / 6.1m - 10.7m
10'-20' / 3.0m - 6.1m (20)
Northern Europe, Russia/Siberia
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Light Yellow, Yellow Green
Feature Plant, Screening / Wind Break, Shade Trees, Street Trees, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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