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Paper White Birch Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery
Paper White Birch Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery
Paper White Birch Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery

Paper White Birch Tree (2-3 Foot)

$ 19.99



🧬Scientific Name: Betula papyrifera

🗺️USDA Hardiness Zones: 2-6

Paper Birch is a medium-sized deciduous tree that typically reaches a height of 40-70 feet (12-21 m) and a spread of 30-40 feet (9-12 m). The foliage of Paper Birch is deciduous, with triangular to oval leaves that turn bright yellow in the fall.

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Paper Birch – Remarkable Papery White Bark Tree

Why Paper Birch (Betula Papyrifera)?

Betula Papyrifera, commonly known as paper birch, is a birch endemic to the northern regions of North America. It gets its name from the tree's papery-looking bark, which is very thin and white and sometimes peels away from the trunk in sections, depending on where in the world you find it. Catkins support both male and female flowers, although they do so in different clusters.

The virtually white wood is utilized for various products, including woodenware, pulp, and fuel. Native Americans made boats and roofs out of some trees' thin, water-resistant bark.

Paper birch is one of the first species to colonize a burnt region in northern latitudes, making them essential for moose browsing. Not to forget, it is one of their favorite trees for feeding on.

The flowers are the wind-pollinated catkins. The female flowers are greenish and grow to be 1+12 inches long, while male blooms may range in length from 2 to 4 inches and have a brownish hue.

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Plant Summary

Key Information for Paper White Birch Tree (2-3 Foot) (Betula papyrifera):

  • 📏Size: Paper Birch is a medium-sized deciduous tree that typically reaches a height of 40-70 feet (12-21 m) and a spread of 30-40 feet (9-12 m).
  • 🍂Foliage: The foliage of Paper Birch is deciduous, with triangular to oval leaves that turn bright yellow in the fall.
  • 🌼Flowers & Fruit: In spring, Paper Birch produces inconspicuous brownish-green flowers in drooping catkins. The female catkins give way to small, winged nutlets that are dispersed by wind.
  • ↕️Growth Habit: Paper Birch has an upright, pyramidal growth habit, with horizontal branches that give it a distinctive layered appearance.
  • ☀️Sunlight: Paper Birch prefers full sun to partial shade and can tolerate a wide range of light conditions.
  • 🪨Soil: Paper Birch prefers moist, well-drained, and slightly acidic soil but can tolerate a variety of soil types.
  • 🗺️Hardiness: Paper Birch is hardy in USDA zones 2 to 6.
  • 🧪pH Level: Paper Birch prefers a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH between 5.0 and 6.5.
  • 🌳Pruning: Pruning of Paper Birch should be done in late winter or early spring before new growth starts. Remove any dead or diseased branches and thin out overcrowded growth to improve air circulation.
  • 🐛Pests & Disease: Paper Birch is generally resistant to pests and diseases, but it may be susceptible to bronze birch borer and leaf spot. Regular monitoring and proper tree care can prevent and manage potential issues.
Pollination Information

Pollination of Paper White Birch Tree (2-3 Foot) (Betula papyrifera):

Paper Birch is monoecious, meaning it has separate male and female flowers on the same tree. The male catkins release pollen that is carried by the wind to the female catkins for pollination. Once pollinated, the female catkins develop into small nutlets with papery wings, allowing them to be carried by the wind for seed dispersal. The distinctive white bark of Paper Birch is a prominent feature and adds visual interest to winter landscapes. The tree's tolerance to cold climates makes it a popular choice for reforestation, wildlife habitats, and ornamental purposes.



It is generally recommended to wait to fertilize a bare root plant until it has been established in the ground and is actively growing. This can vary depending on the type of plant and the growing conditions, but it is generally best to wait at least a few weeks to a few months after planting.

During the first year, you should focus on providing the plant with the right amount of water, sunlight and soil to help it become established. Once the plant has become established and is actively growing, you can begin to fertilize it.

You can use a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer or one that is specifically formulated for the type of plant you have. Be sure to follow the instructions on the fertilizer package and apply it at the recommended rate.

It is also important to note that over-fertilizing can be harmful to plants, so it's always best to error on the side of caution and start with a lower amount of fertilizer and increase as needed.

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Why Buy From Us?

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