Betula

White Birch - (Betula papyrifera)

Origins
Native to North America.
Type
Perennial (deciduous).
Hardiness (see References, below
Zones 2 - 6.
Bloom
Spring, Summer.
Fruit
Fall, Winter.
Height
65 ft (20 m).
Cultivation
Full sun, well drained, acidic, moist soil.
Propagation
From seeds (not reliable) or by tip cuttings.
Other
Attractive, flaking white bark. American Indians used it as writing, and canoe covering material. Prune in dormant season when the sap is not flowing.
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