Water birch (Betula occidentalis)
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Latin (scientific) name: Betula occidentalis
Common English name: Water birch
Other names: Western birch, red birch, river birch, black birch
French name: Bouleau fontinal
Prefers moist soil.
The bark is dark purple-brown and flakes less than other species of birch.
0a, 0b, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b
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.