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White Birch

Plant Type: Tree
Habitat: Woodland
Light Requirements: sun, part sun
Soil Moisture: mesic
Soil Type: Full
Height: 20 - 50 ft
Bloom Time: late spring
Flower Colour: catkins
Comments: Iconic Canadian tree. Smooth, thin, white, papery peeling bark. Colonizeer of open disturbed sites.Early colonizer of retreated glacier fields.
Alternate Common Name: Paper Birch
Picture Copyright: John Oyston