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Betula papyrifera Marsh.Paper Birch

Zone 2


Growth Rate: Moderate

Height: 12 m (40 ft)

Spread: 6 m (20 ft)

Life span: 30-50 years

Why Plant It?

  • Familiar white, peeling bark and graceful form
  • Native to the Grande Prairie area


  • Full sun
  • Moisture; will tolerate standing water for short periods


  • Droughty or sandy sites
 Bronze Birch Borer

 Many of Grande Prairie's birch trees are dying from Bronze Birch Borer
attacks.  Please ensure you have the ability and resources to properly
care for your birch tree before planting one.


Bronze Birch Borer
Birch Leaf Skeletonizer


Generally disease free

Last updated: 2/23/2017 11:30:52 AM