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Betula platyphylla var. japonica 'Whitespire' /Japanese White Birch

Betula platyphylla var. japonica 'Whitespire'   / Betula platyphylla var. japonica 'Whitespire'
This birch grows well in urban environments
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This birch grows well in urban environments

White bark with black triangular patches can be seen

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Scientific Name: Betula platyphylla var. japonica 'Whitespire'
Common Name: Japanese White Birch
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: A easy to grow tree that is characterized by white bark marked with black triangles. Has a pyramidal shape when young. This is a white birch that will withstand higher temperatures than other white barked birches. Tolerates droughty soils but not wet ones.