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Gray birch (Betula populifolia)


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Type

deciduous tree icon

Deciduous

Status

species native to Canada

Native

Edible fruit/nut tree?

NO

Names

Latin (scientific) name: Betula populifolia

Common English name: Gray birch

Other names: Wire birch

French name: Bouleau gris

Habitat

Found in the Maritime provinces on sand and gravel soils in full sun conditions.

Other notes

Gray birch colonizes recently disturbed landscapes such as abandoned agricultural land.

Hardiness zone(s)

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.

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