Scientific Name: Betula papyrifera Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:paper birch Texture:Medium
Family Name:BetulaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):10 - 15m x 7 - 10m
Origin: Canada - central, Canada - eastern, Canada - northern, U.S. - northeast, U.S. - central, U.S. - southwest, Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Ovate, Double serrate
Flowers: Catkin (ament), Yellow, Mar- Apr
Fruit: Nut, Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun
Soil: Acidic, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Winter interest
Key ID Features:Leaves dark green, obovate with small serrations; yellow catkins in spring. Winter ID: bark has dark spots; compared to B. utilis var. jacquemontii, B. papyrifera bark is not as white and on older trees, has black checks.