Betula alba
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Betula alba

bjørk
white birch

  family betulaceae 
  genus betula 

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Identification
Genus  Betula Species  alba Variety  Cultivar  Common names  bjørk   white birch Family  BETULACEAE Specimen number  S8627 Data source  DyePl p59;DyePl p68;Frgnt p327
 
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
 
Climate
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
 
Garden
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The bark of Betula alba have a mildly pungent aroma. The leaves of White birch as well as the bark have been used in traditional fabric dyeing. Betula alba is known as bjørk in Norwegian. A range of possible colors can be produced by this plant including yellow, red and gray. Birch is used in Norway for dyeing.
 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
 
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
 
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  bark oil used in Russian leather tanning Fragrance parts  Bark Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Pungent Dye parts  Leaves   Bark Dye color  yellow,red,gray
 
Cultivation
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
 
Nutrition
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
 
Horticulture
Horticulture notes  Betula alba is a native plant in the natural environment and most likely originates from Great Britain and Norway.
 
Herbarium
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   

 

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