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Bog Birch- Betula pumila

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Lot Location: 7.7

Betula pumila

Bog birch is a medium-sized, short-lived, clump-forming shrub that thrives in wet sites. The plant tolerates occasional flooding, alkaline soil, clay soil, and road salt. When planted in residential landscapes, it grows well around bodies of water or in boggy areas. Bog birch is a good choice for rain gardens.

Other common names include swamp birch, glandular birch, dwarf birch, and resin birch.

  • Native Area: North America
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 2 to 9 
  • Height: 5 to 10 feet
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun



Photo credit for picture of branch: Morton Abortorium

Description and photo credit of tree:  thespruce.com