Betula (Birch) platyphylla v. japonica (Whitespire Birch)

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Selected for its borer resistance and tolerance to heat. Chalky white bark which does not exfoliate. Tolerates heat, wind and drought, but not wet soil. Broadly pyramidal. Large, glossy, dark green leaves and golden-yellow fall color.

  • Height: 30'-40'
  • Spread: 15'-20'
  • Exposure:
  • Fruit/Flower: nutlett / catkins
  • Fruit Size: 1"-2"
  • Bloom: spring
  • Flower Color: Gray-Green
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fall Color: Yellow
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