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Betula populifolia 'Whitespire'

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Betula populifolia 'Whitespire' - Photo Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries

Betula populifolia 'Whitespire' - Photo Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries

More About Betula populifolia 'Whitespire'

  • AKA Betula populifolia 'Whitespire Senior'
  • Upright, pyramidal habit
  • Chalky-white bark does not peel
  • Triangular leaves are dark green in the summer, turning yellow in the fall
  • Male and female flowers, lead to cylindrical catkins, persisting into winter
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

This cultivar of gray birch demonstrates resistance to bronze birch borer.

Zone:

3

Height:

7-8 m

Spread:

5-6 m
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Asian White Birch Growing and Maintenance Tips

Though birches can tolerate moderate drought, they grow best when they have cool roots. Underplant with a ground cover or mulch well, and avoid heaping the  mulch against the stem. Gray birch will tolerate a range of soil moistures and conditions, except high pH. Any pruning should be done in the summer, to prevent bleeding. Normally planted in clumps with two to four stems.


Betula populifolia 'Whitespire' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Catkins
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Upright
Multi-stem/Clump form

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Naturalizing