Betula papyrifera or Paper Birch
From North America the Paper Birch is an attractive deciduous tree with wonderful white peeling bark. Over time Betula papyrifera can reach around 10 – 15m however this will depend on the cultivar and the growing conditions. Lovely colour in autumn.
The bark of this tree is what gives it its appeal, it peels off in large sheets, like paper. It is the attractive nature of the peeling bark on the trunks of mature specimens that makes this such a wonderful specimen tree.The bark colour of younger trees tends towards a tan or brown, on older specimens the bark is white and smooth, peeling away in large flaky sheets.
Also known as the Canoe Birch, the bark is waterproof and was used to make the skins of canoes.
Landscaping uses include use as a feature tree in a lawn, or planted in an avenue, they are also suited for use as background trees in the garden border.
As long as the soil is well drained Betula papyrifera is happy, in clay soils it will tend to struggle. An open sunny position is best for good growth.
Excellent as a feature tree where mature specimens are magnificent.
Available for sale form the following nurseries
"Propagation and Production of Native and Exotic Trees
with Natural Root Systems from 2 to 2,000 lts."
55 McDougal Rd Neerim South Victoria 3831 PH: (03) 56281507
Advanced ornamental trees and garden designs and concept plans. Direct to your property combined with specialist knowledge and outstanding service.
Sproules Lane Bowral NSW 2576
Wholesale production nursery specialising in Cool Climate perennials and shrubs. Supplying Retail Nurseries and the Landscape Trade. Services include contract growing and plant sourcing.