paper birch (Betula papyrifera)

Native: Northern North America.

Tree Characteristics

  • Shape: Oval or Rounded
  • Foliage: Deciduous, Ovate, Medium Green, Gold
  • Height: 45 - 65 feet.
  • Width: 25 - 35 feet.
  • Flowers: Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring.
  • Fruit: Brown or Mostly Green Winged Nut in a Cone, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.
  • Bark: Striking, Cream, Dark Brown or Orange, Exfoliating, Furrowed or Smooth.
  • Shading Capacity: Moderate in Leaf, Moderate out of Leaf.
  • Litter Issue: Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zones: Sunset 1 – 6, USDA Hardiness 3 - 6.
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Full Shade.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Resistant: Verticillium
  • Susceptible: Aphids, Beetle Borers and Caterpillars, Oak Root Rot, Phytophthora, Root Rot, Rust and Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Medium.
  • Root Damage Potential: Moderate.
  • Health Hazard: Allergy
  • Attracts: Birds

Source:

SelecTree. "Betula papyrifera Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 16, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/betula-papyrifera >

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