Flowers are wind pollinated catkins which open in late spring. Catkins are 2-4 ” long in clusters of 3-6 on old growth wood.
|Habitat||Largest of the birch family. Individual trees have a candelabra form, white forested trees are narrower. On mature trees the bronze bark peels in papery shreds and can appear as like fringe on chaps along the side of the tree.|
|Leaf Description||Leaves are alternate, simple and elliptical, 4-6 inches long and half as wide. Heart=shaped with a double toothed margin. Dull green above and yellow-green on the underside.|
|Light Source||Partial Shade|