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BETULA PAPYRIFERA / PAPER BIRCH

BETULA PAPYRIFERA / PAPER BIRCH

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  • Appearance: Paper birch is a deciduous tree known for its striking white bark that peels off in thin, papery layers. The bark starts off a reddish-brown color when young and gradually turns white as the tree matures. The tree can reach heights of 50 to 70 feet or more, with a slender, upright form. The leaves are triangular or heart-shaped with serrated edges and turn a vibrant yellow in the fall.

  • Habitat and Range: Paper birch is native to North America and can be found in a wide range of habitats, including moist woodlands, stream banks, and mountainous regions. It has a preference for well-drained soils but can tolerate a variety of soil types. Paper birch is distributed across different regions of North America, including parts of the United States and Canada.

  • Cultural and Traditional Uses: Paper birch has a long history of cultural and practical uses among indigenous peoples and early settlers. The flexible bark was traditionally used for making canoes, shelters, baskets, and other crafts. The inner bark has been used for medicinal purposes, as a source of food, and as a material for fire-starting. Today, the tree is still valued for its aesthetic appeal and is often planted in landscapes and parks.

  • Ecological Importance: Paper birch provides important habitat and food for various wildlife species. The seeds are a source of food for birds and small mammals, while the tree's branches and cavities offer nesting sites and shelter. The tree's bark and foliage provide camouflage and protection for animals. Additionally, paper birch contributes to soil health through leaf litter decomposition.

  • Ornamental and Landscape Use: Paper birch is highly valued for its ornamental qualities and is commonly planted for its beautiful white bark and fall foliage. It adds visual interest and contrast to landscapes, particularly when planted against darker backgrounds. The tree is often used in parks, large gardens, and open spaces, and it can be planted as a specimen tree or in groups for a striking effect.

  • Paper birch, with its distinctive white bark, cultural significance, ecological contributions, and ornamental appeal, is a valuable tree in both natural and cultivated settings. Its visual impact, adaptability, and wildlife benefits make it a popular choice for those seeking to enhance landscapes, support biodiversity, and appreciate the beauty of the natural world.
  • SPREAD 10-12 M
  • HEIGHTĀ 13-16 MĀ 
  • PLANT ZONE 2
  • NATIVE TO ONTARIO

Care Instructions

Different plants have different watering needs. Check the soil moisture by inserting your finger about an inch into the soil. If it feels dry, water the plant until the water drains from the bottom of the pot. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.

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