Botanical Name: Betula papyrifera
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
Other: Winter Interest
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.