Herman, D.E., et al, ND State Soil Conservation Committee, United States, North Dakota.
Photo Credit:
Herman, D.E., et al, ND State Soil Conservation Committee, United States, North Dakota.

Paper Birch

  • One 3-4 ft. tree
    Four 3-4 ft. trees
    Unit price per 


Betula papyrifera

Also known as white birch or canoe birch, paper birch is commonly used as a landscape tree for it’s striking coloration, making it a desirable ornamental. Numerous birds and small mammals eat the buds, catkins, and seeds.

Paper birch is adapted to a variety of soils. It grows best in well-drained acid, sandy or silty loam, in cold soil temperatures and ample moisture. It is not tolerant of drought, compacted soils, or areas with high air temperatures. This species grows best in full sunlight and is very shade intolerant. * 

Sold as a 3-4 ft. bare root transplant.

Growth Rate: Rapid

Soils: Sand, Loam

Moisture: Moist

Shade Tolerance: Full Sun, Part Sun

Mature Height: 50-70 ft.

Mature Width: 25-60 ft.

Origin: Native

Deer Damage Potential: High

Hardiness zone: 2-6

Uses: Ornamental,  

* USDA Plant Guide