Betula populifolia 'Whitespire'

Whitespire Gray Birch

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Averaging 2' per year.
Mature Height - 30-40'
Mature Width - 20-25'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Staminate, 2-3.5" long, catkin borne singly at the end of the branches, rarely in 2's.
Fruit - Small nutlet; 0.75-1.25" long.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Yellow
Bark - Chalky white, non-exfoliating; marked with black triangles at the base of lateral branches.
Other Features - Spire-like form. It is fine-textured.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Transplant B&B in spring; grows in the poorest of sterile soils; will grow on sandy, rocky, gravelly sites and also heavier soils; tolerates wet and dry conditions; full sun, intolerant of competition; chlorotic in extremely high pH soils.
Native Habitat - The Gray Birch species is native to the United States.
Diseases and Insects - Resistant to bronze birch borer
Strength -
Weakness -

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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 populifolia.