Paper Birch
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The Paper Birch Tree

Scientific Name: Betula papyrifera

Mature Height
50 - 70 feet
Mature Spread
25 - 35 feet
Soil Type
Widely Adaptable
Widely Adaptable
Mature Form
Round, Irregular
Growth Rate
Sun Exposure
Full Sun - Partial Sun
Flower Color
Not Showy
Fall Color
Foliage Color
Dark Green
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The Paper Birch tree, Betula papyrifera, is also known as a Paper Birch, White Birch, Canoe Birch. Paper Birch trees are the most widely distributed (east to west) of all North American birches.

The graceful form and attractive white bark of paper birch make it a prized species for ornamental planting and landscaping around homes and public buildings.

On young trees, trunk bark is reddish-brown but turns to its characteristic white colour as the tree matures. The trunk generally divides into several arching branches. This deciduous tree tolerates alkaline soils well. Paper birch are fast growing trees.


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