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Betula papyrifera cv. ‘Renaissance Reflection’

 

Paper Birch

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderFagalesBirch, she-oak, beech, walnut, bayberry, others
FamilyBetulaceaeBirch family: birches, alders, hazels, hornbeams and hop-hornbeams
GenusBetulaBirch
SpeciespapyriferaFrom papyrus, once used for paper, for the paper-like bark
Cultivar‘Renaissance Reflection’

About plant names...

This cultivated variety of American white birch is somewhat smaller and more disease resistent than the original variety, Betula papyrifera.

Online References:

Betula papyrifera cv. ‘Renaissance Reflection’ at the Boone County Arboretum

Betula papyrifera (Paper Birch)

9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 31 × 21" (78 × 52 cm)

Betula papyrifera cv. ‘Renaissance Reflection’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Betula papyrifera (Paper Birch)

9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 21 × 31" (52 × 78 cm)

Range: Zones 3b-7b:

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