Betula pendula 'Laciniata'

Cut Leaf Birch

Frequently placed in synonymy, mostly with 'Dalecarlica' but described as having leaves less deeply incised, also thick male catkins and long pendulous twigs.

In winter the vegetative buds of 'Laciniata' are pointed, those of 'Dalecarlica' blunt and rounded.

This cultivar does not appear to be in SE Australia where all cut-leaf cultivars are best placed in 'Dalecarlica'. However, there does appear to be some confusion over the application of the cultivar names 'Dalecarlica' and 'Laciniata'.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fagales
family       Betulaceae
genus        Betula L.
species         Betula pendula Roth