Betula maximowicziana

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Betula maximowicziana - monarch birch
Common name: monarch birch
Family: Betulaceae (birch family)
Distribution: Japan and Kurile Islands
IUCN Red list: Least concern
Hardiness: USDA Zone 5
Life form: Deciduous tree
Comments: A large tree to 50-60' with a roundish habit. Leaves and catkins are the largest within the genus. Young twigs and branches are reddish brown and colorful. Distinct heart-shaped leaves are dark green in summer turning yellow in the fall. Resistant to bronze birch borer.
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  • 1: DWH: AM08 (AM08) • Accession: D1992-0541.001 • Provenance: Cultivated of Garden Origin
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