Schmidt’s Birch – Betula schmidtii

Schmidt’s Birch – Betula schmidtii

Schmidt's BirchThis Schmidt’s Birch is 12 years old

Family Betulaceae – Alder, Birch, Hornbeam
This birch has dark brown or black bark and outstanding yellow fall colors.

Schmidt's Birch Foliage and Catkins

Birch Foliage and Catkins

Schmidt’s birch is a deciduous tree growing to 35m (115 feet) native to temperate forests of Japan, North Korea and the far eastern Russian republic of Primorye.

Schmidts Birch autumn yellow foliage

Birch is monoecious; separate male and female flowers are borne on the same tree – the male in the form of a catkin, and the female in cone-like clusters that fall from the tree and are blown for long distances by the wind.

In the fall, the foliage turns pale yellow. Birch is wind pollinated.

Morton Arboretum Schmidt’s birch acc. 220-98-3 photos by Bruce Marlin

Family Betulaceae – Alder, Birch, Hornbeam
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