Genus: Betula Family: Betulaceae
- 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).