Betula platyphylla var. japonica – Japanese White Birch
*height & width at maturity
FORM: Finely branched, arching limbs
FOLIAGE: Dark, glossy green, triangular to ovate. Yellow in autumn
FLOWERS and FRUIT: Catkins
BARK: Papery white, non-exfoliating
GROWTH RATE: Moderate – one of the faster growing birches
DESCRIPTION: Attractive white bark make this birch an ideal tree for parks, gardens and golf courses planted alone or in groups.
TOLERANCES: Prefers moist, well drained soils, but will tolerate wet or dry conditions. Prefers cooler climates. Grows best in full sun.
TREE CARE: Keep well watered during drier seasons.