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C O M M O N  N A M E: Paper Birch, Canoe Birch
F A M I L Y: Betulaceae
H A B I T: Deciduous tree
O R I G I N:  Native to North America
Z O N E : 3 to 6    
H E I G H T:  45 to 65 ft. on average
E X P O S U R E: Full sun to full shade   
S O I L: Wet to moist; loam or sand 

T A G S :  Tanpa Tree (Dakota), cold climate species, monoecious

F O L I A G E ,  F L O W E R +

Leaves are simple, alternate, broad and ovate with a pointed, or acuminate, apex. The length of the blade is 2 to 4 inches. The margins are double serrate. Leaf color varies from dark to dull green. Leaves turn a fantastic yellow shade in the fall, giving it high ornamental value. 

Flowers emerge in May to June as catkins - a cylindrical and pendulous shape.

C A R E 

Moisture and sunny spots are needed for optimum growth.

L A N D S C A P E   V A L U E   

Striking visual appeal as a specimen and carries winter interest.