Native Plant Encyclopedia



  Paper BirchBetula papyrifera  


  Recommended Planting Range




  (previously: Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

Description


The white peeling bark of paper birch is a familiar sight in northern conifer forests, and lakeshores. It is the bark of this tree that American Indians used to make canoes and baskets; it is remarkably waterproof and rot resistant. Paper birch can be planted in moist or dry, open settings.

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