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Order: Fagales
   Family: Betulaceae
            Genus: Betula
                        Specie: papyrifera

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 60 ft (18 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained fertile soil with reliable moisture

Features: White papery bark peeling to reveal orange-brown

Uses: Specimen tree Group plantings Decorative bark

Zones: 2-8

Description: From North America this deciduous tree, reaching 60 ft (18 m) under cultivation, is valued for its elegant habit and striking white papery bark: it was used traditionally by native North Americans for canoe building. As the tree matures the bark peels att

Growth Habit: Multi-branched with light canopy


Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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