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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
Family Birch family - Betulaceae
Status Local
Interest Level
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
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Deciduous Trees