Botanical details
  • Genus: Betula Family: Betulaceae
General description
  • commonly known as silver birch, warty birch, European white birch/ East Asian white birch;
  • species of tree in the family Betulaceae;
  • considered invasive in some states in the United States and in parts of Canada.

Origin and habitat: Europe and parts of Asia, though in southern Europe it is only found at higher altitudes.

Habit: medium-sized deciduous tree, typically reaching 15 to 25m (49 to 82ft) tall, exceptionally up to 31 metres (102ft).

Info regarding this particular tiny european white birch:

  • it appeared all of a sudden, at some point, during the summer of 2018, in the same flower pot as the carnivorous plants;
  • repotted at the beginning of winter 2018;
  • has many many roots;
  • leaves are very soft and hairy;
  • trunk is also covered with very small hairs;
  • presents a pretty fast growing rate (within a couple of weeks after being repotted it already grew tiny leaves on its tiny trunk).