Habit is roundish and of a mop-like nature
Moist, well drained soil
B. maximowicziana has beautiful ornamental bark that's smooth white on young trees. It cracks into strips and peels and hangs onto the trunk in shaggy masses on mature specimens. Fall color is a bright yellow. This plant would work well as a specimen tree or in small groupings.
Glossy dark green in fall:Yellow fall color
Spilt in long broad thin sheet, young branches are reddish brown, finally becoming gray or white.
Catkins, male 4 to 5 feet inches long.
Catkins (fruiting 2 to 2.5 inches long by .33 inches wide, 2 to 4 together). Largest of all known hardy birches.