Betula Papyrifera White Paper Birch is a stunningly beautiful tree native to North America, however is widely cultivated globally in typically cooler climates as a brilliant specimen tree (multiple plantings, i.e. driveway), informal screening tree or as a charming bonsai specimen, as the flakey white bark, fine branching and soft foliage combine to provide a beautiful display through the seasons.
In the northern hemisphere, paper birch trees are often planted near house windows where they filter out the harsh sun during the warmer months, provide a beautiful display of green/yellow foliage in the Autumn and allow plenty of natural light during Winter, when the plants are also showing off their beautifully texture white bark.
Whilst Betula Papyrifera White Paper Birch is suitable for pots, rockeries, rural/acreage/estate and other garden situations, Betula Papyrifera White Paper Birch is also suitable as a stunning bonsai specimen.
Advantages of Betula Papyrifera White Paper Birch
Stunning flakey white bark
Highly ornamental and ornate birch tree
Cultivar ideally suited for bonsai
Easy to grow and low maintenance
Hardy deciduous tree
3 - 4m height in the first 5-years, but may grow much larger as the tree matures
1m apart is a suitable planting distance for screening or further apart as a specimen
As a bonsai the plant can easily be kept at a height of 20 - 30cm for 30+ years
Prefers full sun but will grow in part shade
Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of southern Australia
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden
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