Betula papyrifera

Paper birch bark young Paper Birch bark Paper Birch Fall Paper Birch summer

Height: 40′
Width: 30′

Shape: Loosely pyramidal, rounded at maturity
Foliage: Deep green

Fall Foliage: Excellent yellow
Exposure: Full sun

Zone: 2-7

This very hardy birch is the most permanent and desirable of all the white-barked birches. Stems are a beautiful red-brown when immature, a perfect chalk-white when older. Fall color is an outstanding landscape feature. Clumps have three or more stems.

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Rain garden plant, attracts butterflies

Photos courtesy of King, Bailey Nurseries and Illinois Wildflowers