Betula platyphylla var. japonica 'Whitespire'
- Common Name(s):
- Whitespire Japanese white birch
Easy to transplant; white bark marked with black triangles; resistance to birch borers; casts light shade; shallow roots
- 40-50 ft.
- Non-showy flowers
- Sun; well-drained soil; tolerates heat, wind, and drought, but not wet soil
- Pyramidal in youth
- 15-30 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- 1.5- to 3-inch, alternate, simple leaves
NCCES plant id: 1924