Paper Birch


  • Distinctive peeling bark
  • Noticeable fall color
  • Good for wildlife
  • Deer tolerant
  • Seedling height: 18″-24″

Height: 50ft-70ft
Spread: 25ft-60ft
Water Needs: Medium-Dry to Medium-Wet
Soil Needs: Sand, Loam, Clay
Growth Rate: Moderate-Fast

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Paper Birch
Description Paper birch (Betula papyrifera), also known as canoe or white birch, is a deciduous tree. A great ornamental tree that also provides excellent habitat. Paper birch has distinct bark. When mature, the bark is a bright white that flakes over pinkish inner bark. This tree provides habitat for birds, mammals, and butterflies. Young paper birch is susceptible to deer pressure.
Height 50 – 70 ft.
Spread 25 – 50 ft.
Growth rate Fast
Sun Full sun to shade
Water use High
Soil Moist, fertile soils
Bloom & Fruit
Bloom time April
Bloom color Yellow, green, brown
Fruit type Samara
Edible/Inedible Inedible
Nativeness Native
Benefits Ornamental, good for wildlife, erosion control, fall foliage
Climate Change Hardiness Medium adaptability (US Forest Service)

Additional information


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