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Betula papyrifera
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Betula papyrifera


Description: Betula papyrifera, also known as Paper of Canoe Birch is a tall and upright form, with striking white, papery bark that varies from copper brown to white, depending on seed origin. Good yellow autumn colour. Greenish male and female catkins appear with the bright green foliage in the spring. Forms with brown bark often occur in the wild. This variety also fruits brown, inedible berries in the summer, which will attract all of the birds to your garden!

History: Originated in North America from the Pacific to the Atlantic Coast in 1750.

Betula Growing Tips: They will succeed on most soils with certain species happy even in wet sites. Although tolerant of chalk soils they will not reach a maximum size in these conditions. Best planted in a full sun position.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 6m x 4m

General attributes

Text Yellow Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune