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Downy Birch

A tree very similar to silver birch but tends to have smoother bark, often more coppery in colour.



Common Name Downy Birch
Scientific Name Betula pubescens
Species Group Deciduous Trees
Interest Level
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Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Birch family - Betulaceae
Status Local
Flower Colour Group Green
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
Preferred Environment
Look for Large green pointed catkin tinged with a hint of reddish brown when fully open
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Deciduous Trees