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 Paper Birch is very near Lake Michigan where some native stands still exist.


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils, Requires Protected Site


Moist Woods, Savannas, Woodlands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Single trunk

Growth rate


Flower color

Yellowish Catkin

Fall color



Mature height
50 Feet
Mature width
30 Feet
Max height
60 Feet
Max width
40 Feet

Additional information

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