Betula papyrifera

Paper Birch

A fast growing oval tree. The bark becomes creamy white by the third or fourth year, considered to be the whitest of the birches. It will peel to expose a reddish orange inner bark as the tree matures. The dark green foliage turns yellow in the fall. It grows in sun to part shade and prefers a moist, fertile soil. The wood is used for ice cream sticks and toothpicks.

  • Common Name: Paper Birch
  • Height: 45' tall
  • Spread: 30' wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Zone: 2 - 7