Betula papyrifera - Paper Birch
Distinct, striking white bark will add contrast to any landscape. Naturally, it prefers moist areas but it can tolerate drier locations. Displays yellow to pale yellow fall color. Sapling bark is a cherry brown coloration and transitions to the peeling, white appearance with maturity.
Height : 60-75 feet Spread : 20-35 feet
Light : Full sun to shade Water : Dry to wet
Soil : Sand, loam Zone : 2
Growth Rate : Medium to fast
Larval Host Plant : Tiger swallowtail butterfly, morning cloak, commas and other butterfly species