Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Trost Dwarf European White Birch

{Picture of Trost Dwarf European White Birch}

Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Medium
  • Scientific Name: Betula pendula 'Trost Dwarf' Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Barberry
  • Parent: Betula pendula
  • Related Cultivars:

    Betula pendula 'Dalecarlica'

  • Zone: 3
  • Plant Size: 4-5'
  • Habit: Oval
  • Culture:

    Requires a cool moist root zone. Full sun to partial shade.

  • Notes:

    A slow growing shrub with fine textured thread-leafed foliage.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Heading back is done to shape and reduce the size of the plant. Cut prominent shoots back inside the body of the plant to where they meet another branch.

    Heading back may be done from late fall to mid-July.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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