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Mountain paper birch (Betula cordifolia)


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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 cordifolia

Common English name: Mountain paper birch

Other names: Mountain white birch, eastern paper birch

French name: Bouleau à feuilles cordées

Habitat

Grows in cool higher elevations areas on the east coast of North America.

Other notes

This birch can be distinguished from Paper birch by its tendency towards a heart-shaped leaf base.

Hardiness zone(s)

1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 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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