Betula papyrifera

Common name: Paper Birch

Native plant

The Paper Birch is truly one of the most spectacular white bark trees of our native flora. The tree is a native from the south side of Lake Michigan and goes to the tundra. It prefers cool summers and mesic soil. Bronze Birch Bore will destroy the tree if its environmental conditions are not met. Most of our urban areas are not suitable to grow Paper Birch. The only urban area that can successfully grow White Birch is very near Lake Michigan where some native stands still exist.


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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $22
11 to 24 units $19
25 or more units $16.50

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period



Requires Protected Site

Growth form

Single trunk

General information

Mature height
50 Feet
Mature width
30 Feet
Max height
60 Feet
Max width
40 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Fall color

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