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Betula platyphylla var. japonica 'Whitespire' is often confused with:
Betula platyphylla var. japonica Betula platyphylla var. japonica
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Betula platyphylla leaves
Betula pendula form
Betula platyphylla var. japonica Betula platyphylla var. japonica

Betula platyphylla var. japonica 'Whitespire'

Description

This plant has many benefits including the following: easy to transplant, resistance to birch borers, casts light shade, and tolerates heat, wind, and drought. However, it does not tolerate wet soil and has shallow roots.

Its form is pyramidal in youth.

 

 

 

 

More information on Betula platyphylla var. japonica.

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Tags:
#white#sun#black#deciduous#full sun#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#white bark#tree#rapid growth#rapid growth rate#fast growing#wind tolerant#trees#grows fast#birch#birches#non-showy flowers
Cultivars:
Tags:
#white#sun#black#deciduous#full sun#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#white bark#tree#rapid growth#rapid growth rate#fast growing#wind tolerant#trees#grows fast#birch#birches#non-showy flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Betula
    Species:
    platyphylla
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    tolerates heat, wind, and drought;
    Dimensions:
    Height: 40 ft. 0 in. - 50 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Non-showy flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has 1.5- to 3-inch, alternate, and simple leaves.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Black
    Light Gray
    White
    Bark Description:
    This plant has white bark marked with black triangles.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Heat
    Wind