Scientific Name: Betula albosinensis Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:Chinese paper birch Texture:Medium
Family Name:BetulaceaeHabit: Arching, Upright, Twiggy, Spreading
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):15 - 22m x 10 - 15m
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Lustrous, Glabrous, Lanceolate, Double serrate
Flowers: Catkin (ament), (Floriferous), Green-yellow, Apr- May
Fruit: Samara, Brown
Exposure: Full sun, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Fall interest, Shade tree, Specimen plant, Spring interest, Summer interest, Winter interest
Key ID Features:Bark is papery, peeling, has beige horizontal lenticels, and is tints of cream/tan/pink/red/silver.