This beautiful birch has striking exfoliating bark and glossy green foliage
Performs well in urban soils. In the wild, this tree is found along stream banks and wetter areas.
Exfoliating bark makes a great street tree; also useful along streams or in wetter areas.
60' at maturity
35' at maturity
Oval when young, rounded (irregular) when mature.
Male catkins expand to 3
Lustrous green in summer, yellow in fall. Drop quickly; diamond-shaped leaves with a wedge-shaped base.
Light brown (often reddish) bark exfoliating into papery plates, exposing inner bark layers. Wide variation in bark color among trees. Young trunk and branches have thin, shiny red-brown bark. Shaggy appearance as tree ages. Not the white barked birch tre
Native to low-lying, occasionally flooded areas in the Eastern US.