Betula papyrifera 'Oenci'

Renaissance Oasis® Paper Birch

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Upright dense pyramidal growth habit.
Mature Height - 60' tall
Mature Width - 25' wide
Longevity - 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 buds
Leaf - 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:
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- Other plants with the common name Birch.
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