Betula papyrifera


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Common Name: White Birch

Plant Type: Tree

Habitat: Woodland

Light Requirements: Sun, part shade

Soil Moisture: mesic

Soil Type: Full

Height: 20 - 50 ft

Bloom Time: late spring

Flower Colour: catkins

Details/Comments: Iconic Canadian tree. Smooth, thin, white, papery peeling bark. Colonizeer of open disturbed sites.Early colonizer of retreated glacier fields.

Common Name (Alt): Paper Birch

Picture Copyright: John Oyston