Betula nana (syn. glandulosa)

Dwarf Birch

Plant Type:


Betula nana (syn. B. glandulosa) - 1 available. Small, rounded and scalloped deep green leaves with a semi-glossy sheen are pretty on this shrubby birch. Arctic Dwarf Birch could even be considered fine textured. Erect spring catkins add interest. It is long lived, develops yellow fall color. Its brown wood displays lenticels which add to its attractive posture in the winter landscape. Site in full to half sun planted in moisture retentive to even relatively wet sites. Cutting grown.


24-36 in


30-40 in


2 to 6(7?)
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Characteristics and Attributes for Betula nana (syn. glandulosa)

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Lenticels

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Bonsai Candidate
  • Container
  • Heath / Peat Garden
  • Foundation
  • Specimen
  • Rock Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Fertile
  • Moist


  • Circumpolar

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown