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Betula papyrifera/Paper Birch

Betula papyrifera / Betula papyrifera
White barked species often multi-trunked
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White barked species often multi-trunked

Very white bark

Tree used in a large landscape

Tree used in large landscape

At New York Times building in winter

Courtyard at New York Times building in New York

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Scientific Name: Betula papyrifera
Common Name: Paper Birch
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Green
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Plants that Attract Birds
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: The most widely distributed birch in North America. Male and female parts on same tree, but in separate flowers. Clear brigh yellow foliage in autumn. Fruit is not showy, but attracts birds. White bark interesting year round.