Definition of Common birch
1. Noun. European birch with silvery white peeling bark and markedly drooping branches.
Group relationships: Betula, Genus Betula
Generic synonyms: Birch, Birch Tree
Common Birch Pictures
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Common Birch Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Birch
Literary usage of Common birch
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. English Trees and Tree-planting by William H. Ablett (1880)
"THE BIRCH—THE common birch : CULTIVATION—THE WEEPING BIRCH— THE MAHOGANY ... Betula alba, the common birch, and B. a. pendula, the latter being by far the ..."
2. The Forester: A Practical Treatise on British Forestry and Arboriculture for by John Nisbet (1905)
"It is as easy of cultivation as the common birch ; and being of stronger ... The Paper Birch is grown from seed in much the same way AS the common birch. ..."
3. Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1838)
"Sang states that the weeping variety is easily known from the common birch, by its attaining a much larger size; by its main branches being more straight ..."