Canoe Birch Tree

Canoe Birch Tree

Canoe Birch Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Betula papyrifera
Hardiness Zones:   2 to 7a
Growth_Rate:   Moderate to rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun; prefers moist well drained sandy soil but will tolerate a range of soil types
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Loosely pyramidal when young; irregular oval to rounded with age; usually retains low branches; single or multistemmed
Height:   50 to 70'
Weight:   25 to 45
Leaf:   2 to 4" alternate, simple leaves; rich yellow to golden yellow fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Nonshowy flowers; 1 to 1.5" fruit on pendulous catkins
Comments:    White bark that peels off in strips; some what borer resistant; best grown in a northern climate; easy to transplant; not pollution tolerant; casts light shade; shallow roots; short lived; larval host plant for lunar moth
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --