Did you know?
The wood and bark of Paper Birch trees (Betula papyrifera) was historically used to make canoes, eating utensils, and wigwam covers.
Up to 70 feet tall
Flowers, Fruit, Foliage
The fruit are small nutlets on pendulous catkins. Irregularly toothed leaves are dark green during summer months and shift to a vibrant yellow in the autumn. White bark exfoliates in paper-like strips, exposing orange-brown bark underneath.
Pests & Diseases
Bronze birch borer
Great as a specimen or landscape tree
Plant in moist, well-drained soil in an area with full sun to part shade. These trees are extremely cold hardy, but can not tolerate high temperatures, drought, or pollution. Water regularly and keep root area covered with no more than 4 inches of mulch.
Canada, Alaska, northern United States