White bark that is only slightly peeling. Fall color is a pale yellow.
Full sun to partial shade; best in moist, well drained soils; tolerates wet sites.
There are cultivars commercially available, but this species is so poorly adapted to the Midwest and so prone to bronze birch borer that it is not recommended.
3 - 6
Insect Relative Damage
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
Leaf miners and bronze birch borer.
Best in cold climates; Midwestern summers are too hot and stress the tree leaving it open to the borer