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Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for Jan 18th - Jan 30th, 2006

Picture of Asclepias syriaca.  Click here for a larger image.
This is Betula pendula, or weeping birch.

Weeping birch is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 2-7, and native to Europe and Northern Asia. In the wild Betula pendula can reach up to 100 feet; under cultivation this deciduous tree reaches only 60 feet. While the green and yellow foliage displays of summer and fall can fill a small garden, the real interest is in the white bark. You can view this Betula pendula in the Introduction Garden.

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