Renaissance Oasis® Paper Birch
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Upright dense pyramidal growth habit.Mature Height - 60' tallMature Width - 25' wideLongevity - 150 to 200 years in nature under ideal conditions. Much shorter in landscape conditions.
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Male catkins overwinter, female catkins emerge in early spring. Not ornamentally significant.Fruit - Paper birch is an important source of food for birds. The redpoll, pine siskin, and chickadee feed on seeds; the ruffed grouse eats male catkins and budsLeaf - Medium green, rounded heart shaped.Fall Color - Good yellow fall color.Bark - Bark color changing from mahogany reddish brown to white at maturity, exfoliating.Other Features - Most drought tolerant of the Renaissance series. Bronze birch borer resistant. The juvenile bark is an outstanding reddish-bronze turning white semi-exfoliating.Possible Use - Specimen, groupings.Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Good drought resistance compared to the species, and heat resistance.Native Habitat - Cultivar of native paper birch. Selected in New Carlise, OH.Diseases and Insects - Very high resistance to Bronze Birch Borer and excellent drought tolerance. Highly resistant to leafhopper. Some resistance to leaf miner.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Birch.- Other plants of the family Betulaceae.- Other plants of the genus Betula.- Other plants of the species Betula papyrifera.