Betula populifolia 'Whitespire'

Whitespire Birch

 

'Whitespire' is best known for its upright form, non-exfoliating white bark, dark green leaves and attractive yellow fall color. Vegetatively propagated plants of this cultivar are considered to have better resistance to bronze birch borer. 'Whitespire' was originally named as a cultivar of Betula platyphylla var. japonica when introduced into commerce in 1983, but that designation was subsequently changed when it was determined 'Whitespire' was in fact a gray birch.

 

Zone: 3 to 6

 

Height: 20.00 to 40.00 feet

 

Spread: 10.00 to 20.00 feet

 

Bloom Time: April

 

Bloom Description: Yellow brown (male), Green (female)

 

Sun: Full sun to part shade

 

Water: Medium to wet

 

Maintenance: High

 

Suggested Use: Naturalize, Rain Garden

 

Flower: Showy

 

Leaf: Good Fall

 

Other: Winter Interest

 

Tolerate: Deer