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Paper Birch

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Botanical Name: Betula papyrifera
Type: Tree
Family: Betulaceae

Height: 60 feet

Spread: 35 feet

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Hardiness Zone: 2

Soil Type: Widely Adaptable

Growth Rate: Medium

Fall Colour: Yellow

Flower Color: Insignificant, yellowish brown (male) and green (female)

Pollinator Friendly: Yes

Origin: Native to Canada

Shape: Oval

Other: Winter Interest

Tolerates: Deer

In cooler climates, this is the most permanent and desirable of all white barked birches. Slow to turn white, but perfect chalk-white, peeling bark when older.  

Beautiful as a single stem tree or clump form. 

Paper Birch, a species native to parts of North America, will grow at a medium rate and reach a mature height of about 60 feet tall with a spread of 35 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground. 

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is widely adaptable to soil type and pH.