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. *
Current Sale Size: 12-18" bare-root transplant.
Growth Rate: Rapid
Soils: Sand, Loam
Shade Tolerance: Full Sun, Part Sun
Mature Height: 50-70 ft.
Mature Width: 25-60 ft.
Deer Damage Potential: High
Hardiness zone: 2-6
Uses: Ornamental, birds, wildlife, naturalizing
USDA Plant Profile