Gray birch (Betula populifolia)
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Latin (scientific) name: Betula populifolia
Common English name: Gray birch
Other names: Wire birch
French name: Bouleau gris
Found in the Maritime provinces on sand and gravel soils in full sun conditions.
Gray birch colonizes recently disturbed landscapes such as abandoned agricultural land.
4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b
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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