Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous shrub, 2-4 ft (0.6-1.2 m) tall, similar width, rounded, branches prostrate to ascending. Twigs slightly resinous with minuute warty glands. Leaves small, nearly circular, 5-15 mm long, coarse rounded teeth, glossy, the base is straight or notched.
- Part shade. Moist and swampy sites in cool areas, but tolerates dry sites and is used in rock gardens.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 2 Native to northern latitudes of Europe and North America. Similar to Betula grandulosa which has a slightly larger leaf and a blade longer than broad and a base that is wedge-shaped.
- nana: dwarf