Betula occidentalis

Water Birch

A small, graceful tree with slender spreading and pendulous branches and reddish brown bark. The twigs and branches are red colored, giving the same effect as red twigged dogwood. It is native to the Northwest and Rocky Mountain states. It is often found in moist areas such as streamside or moist open woods. It does well in full sun to part shade and is very flood tolerant.

  • Common Name: Water Birch
  • Height: 30' tall
  • Spread: 25' wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Zone: 4 - 9