Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera) - Wire Basket- 60mm Dbh
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Betula papyrifera, commonly called paper birch or canoe birch, is a robust, fast-growing landscaping tree with a most attractive gleaming white bark, which peels off in papery strips to reveal an orange-brown bark underneath. Growing with an oval rounded habit, mature trees develop black markings on the white bark. The ovate, irregularly toothed, dark green leaves turn bright yellow in fall. In spring, tiny yellowish-brown male flowers appear in drooping catkins while greenish female flowers appear in upright catkins. The female flowers give way to drooping cone-like fruits containing numerous small winged seeds. Grows up to 50-70 ft. tall (15-21m) and 25-50 ft. wide (7-15m). A full sun or part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in medium to wet, well-drained soils.