White birch

Betula platyphylla

  • White birch
  • White birch
  • White birch
  • White birch
  • White birch
  • White birch
  • White birch
  • White birch
  • White birch
  • White birch
  • Flower name
    White birch
  • Scientific name
    Betula platyphylla
  • Aliasシラカバ, 白樺
  • Place of originThe temperate zone area - subarctic zone
  • Place of floweringHokkaido, Specific area
  • Flowering seasonApril, May

What is White birch

White birch (scientific name:Betula platyphylla) is a deciduous tree of the family betulaceae native to the temperate zone area - subarctic zone. The branches and leaves grow thick in the trunk which stands straight and makes form an egg-shaped. It is popular as a white tree. The bark is thin and has a lenticel design of the sideways-facing.There is jaggedness in the leaf edge, and the leaves placed each other to the branches. The stock is monoecism. For from April to May, the male flower downplays a catkin, and the female flower forms a spike. A seed has a wing. It is a pioneer plant, but the age of a tree is short with around 20 years. It causes hay fever in an anemophilous flower.

Common name: White birch , scientific name Betula platyphylla, also known as Birch, Habitat: Hokkaido to Eastern in Japan , temperate to subarctic regions of the world, life style: deciduous tree, tree height: 20 to 30 m, tree diameter: 40cm, Growth: fast, trunk: upright trunk with branches and leaves forming an ovoid trunk, bark color: white, bark: thin, bark pattern: horizontal bark,Leaf shape: rhombus, leaf height: 4-10 cm, leaf color: green → yellow, phylla: opposite, leaf margin: sawtooth, Hermaphroditic, female inflorescence form: spike, female flower length: 4 cm, male inflorescence form: catkin (catkin), male flower length: 5 cm, flowering period: April-May, Breeding method: seeds, seed form: winged, tree age: 20 years (short),
Special note: Pioneer plant. Wind-flowers can cause hay fever. Use: Wood and sap are xylitol and cosmetic moisturizers.


  • Eye
    Fagales
  • Family
    Betulaceae
  • Genus
    Betula
  • Species
    B. platyphylla
  • Type of flower
  • Array of flower
    Caudal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
    rhombic
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeDeciduous tree
  • Flower colorsBrown
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height2000.0 ~ 3000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 2.0 cm

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