Whitespire Gray Birch (Betula populifolia 'Whitespire')
BET-choo-lah pop-yew-lih-FOE-lee-ah 'Whitespire'

Deciduous Perennial Tree in the Betulaceae Family

Plant Data

Mature Size 20 - 40 feet tall. 10 - 20 feet wide.
Sun Exposure Partial Shade - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance - Wet
Zones 3a - 6b (Usually hardy to -40° F)
Tags Deciduous, Full Sun, Nativar, Partial Shade, Partial Sun, Perennial, Potentially Allergenic, Tree, Wet, Winter Interest
Bloom Period April
Flower Color Yellow Brown (Male), Green (Female)

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We order from a rotating cast of the best nurseries in the Great Lakes region. It looks like we've offered this plant in the past, but the nurseries we're working with this week don't appear to have it in stock at the moment.

Our goal is to bring as many plants together under "one roof" as possible, so we'll try hard to make it available again in the future!