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Betula papyrifera

Also called Canoe Birch


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More About Betula papyrifera

  • Upright to oval, rounded crown
  • White bark exfoliates in papery strips
  • Mature trees develop black markings on the white bark
  • Oval leaves are dark green in the summer, turning bright yellow in the fall
  • Bloom Time: March to April

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and much of North America.

Zone:

2

Height:

13-16 m

Spread:

10-12 m

Colour:

Green
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Paper Birch Growing and Maintenance Tips

In autumn, the white bark and yellow foliage make a striking contrast against the bright red leaves of the red maple or dark coloured evergreens. It can be grown as a single-stemmed specimen or multi-stemmed tree.Though paper birches can tolerate drought, they grow best with cool roots. Underplant with a ground cover or mulch well, taking care to not heap mulch against the stem. 


Betula papyrifera Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Oval
Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Yellow
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Betula papyrifera

Betula nigra Dura Heat® ('BNMTF')

Betula nigra Dura Heat® ('BNMTF')

Dura Heat® River Birch