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Old 09-16-2009, 04:17 PM
 
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I found a perfect tree for my yard at a local park. The problem is, I don't know what kind of birch this is. At first I thought it was a Paper Birch, or White Birch,
but I'm in zone 9 (San Jose, CA) and I think it's too hot for those here. Does anyone know what kind of birch this is? I would love to find some for my yard!
Thanks!
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:27 PM
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Looks like there's one or 2 that grow in zone 9. I would have guessed paper/white/canoe birch too.

Check this site:

[SIZE=4]Birch Trees and Shrubs - Betula - Types of Birch Trees and Shrubs[/SIZE]
Birch trees belong to the genus Betula. Their beautiful bark and leaves make them a common ... Preferred Hardiness Zones: Zones 2-9. May grow in Zone 1 ...
treesandshrubs.about.com/od/selection/tp/birchtrees.htm
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:29 PM
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Call your local county extension. They'll know which are able to grow in your zone. And may even been in the decision making process for that park.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:43 AM
 
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Zone 9? Probably river birch. Do a google image search and see if that's what it looked like.
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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wehad vbeautiful river birch trees in our Atlanta garden. beautiful but the roots were tripping hazards after about 15 years. they grew on top of the oil surface. Do all river birch roots do that? we have a neighbor who has a beautiful grouping of 3 but they too have surface roots.
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:03 PM
 
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Thanks for all the advice, I think I'll try calling around. I've done a lot of google searches but keep getting stumped by the zone difference. Maybe there's a paper birch that's been developed for hotter zones??
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