Whitespire Gray Birch
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth 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 - YellowBark - 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 borerStrength - 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 populifolia.