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Betula ‘White Satin’ (Birch)

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Gracefully elegant, Betula ‘White Satin’ or ‘Madison’ is a remarkable birch noted for its beautiful satin-white bark. Vigorous and fast-growing, this medium-sized cultivar forms a dense, deciduous, multi-stemmed tree with a uniform, upright pyramidal habit. The foliage of leathery, diamond-shaped, bright green leaves deepens to dark green as the season progresses before turning golden-yellow in fall. Easy to grow, ‘White Satin’ enjoys an excellent resistance to birch borer.

  • Grows up to 35 ft. tall (10 m) and 20ft. wide (6 m).
  • A full sun or part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils. Use soaker hoses and bark mulches to keep the root zones cool and moist.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant or in borders, cottage gardens, and foundation plantings.
  • Low maintenance, this plant needs little pruning. If pruning is necessary, prune during the dormant season and avoid pruning in spring when the sap is running.
  • May be affected by sawflies, aphids, rust, and leaf spot.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings or grafting
  • Native to the Himalayas

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Betulaceae
Genus Betula
Common names Birch
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 30' - 40'
(9.1m - 12.2m)
Spread 20' (6.1m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Clay Soil, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Betula populifolia (Gray Birch)
Betula nana (Dwarf Birch)
Betula pumila (Bog Birch)
Betula alleghaniensis (Yellow Birch)
Betula lenta (Sweet Birch)
Betula platyphylla (Japanese White Birch)

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Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald ‘n’ Gold’ (Wintercreeper)
Skimmia japonica (Japanese Skimmia)
Asarum europaeum (European Wild Ginger)
Erica carnea ‘Springwood White’ (Winter Heath)
Cyclamen coum (Persian Violet)
Galanthus nivalis (Snowdrop)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Betulaceae
Genus Betula
Common names Birch
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 30' - 40'
(9.1m - 12.2m)
Spread 20' (6.1m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Clay Soil, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage
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