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Common Name:
European Weeping Birch
Scientific Name:
Betula pendula gracilis
Common Family:
Birch Family
Scientific Family:
Bark: Reddish brown with light lenticels when very young, later turning white, generally smooth but does peel a bit; the base of the tree develops thick bark which splits into narrow, vertical furrows which are nearly black.
Foliage: Alternate, simple, pinnately-veined, ovate to nearly triangular in shape, 2 to 4 inches long, pointed at the tip, with doubly serrate margins; green on top and pale green underneath
Fruit: Cone like, cylindrical, 1 inch long, deciduous at maturity releasing tiny, 2-winged nutlets; maturing in late summer and dispersed in early autumn.
Cemetery|Location: Fairmount | Ivy Chapel
Additional Information:

Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation European Weeping Birch