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Paper Birch**Note: This tree is not recommended for planting in Grande Prairie due to a prolonged outbreak of the Bronze Birch Borer.**

Betula papyrifera Marsh.

Zone 2

Description

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

Likes

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

Dislikes

  • 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.

Insects

Bronze Birch Borer
Birch Leaf Skeletonizer
Birch Leafminer

Disease

Generally disease free

Last updated: 7/5/2018 10:49:21 AM