- Common Name(s):
- Paper birch, Canoe birch
White bark that peels off in strips; somewhat borer-resistant; best grown in a northern climate; easy to transplant; not pollution tolerant; casts light shade; shallow roots; short-lived; larval host plant for lunar moth
- 50-70 ft.
- Non-showy flowers; 1- to 1.5-in. fruit on pendulous catkins
- Sun; prefers moist, well-drained, sandy soil, but will tolerate a range of soil types
- Loosely pyramidal when young; irregular oval to rounded with age; usually retains low branches; single or multi-stemmed
- 25-45 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Moderate to rapid
- 2- to 4-inch, alternate, simple leaves; rich yellow to golden yellow fall color
NCCES plant id: 1922