Also called Canoe Birch
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
Native to Ontario and much of North America.
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
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Flowering TimeEarly Spring