water birch (Betula occidentalis)

water birch

water birch

 

Common name: water birch
Botanical name: Betula occidentalis

Light: Full to partial sun
Height: to 30 feet
Water: wet to moderate, grows along streams and lakeshores
Soil type: variety of well-drained moist soils

Deciduous shrub, sometimes small tree, with several main branches – forms clumps; flood tolerant; useful for bank stabilization