University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Trees for Your Home
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Gray Birch
Betula populifolia
Gray Birch form in winter
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 6 
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Mature Height: 20-40 Feet
Features: White bark that does not peel; yellow fall color.
Culture: Full sun; tolerates poor soils, wet or dry sites.
Cultivars: 'Whitespire'-narrow spire-like form; best resistance to the borer is found in trees that are propagated by tissue culture from the original specimen of 'Whitespire' (This cultivar is now considered a cultivar of Betula populifolia)
Mature Form: Oval to irregular; often multi-trunked.
Native To: United States
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Soil condition: WetWet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Tolerance: SaltSalt
Tolerance: Soil CompactionSoil Compaction
Tolerance: Wet SitesWet Sites
Wind
Uses:
Use for: Massing.Massing
Patio
Screen
Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Yellow
 
Additional Notes: Best in cold climates; Midwestern summers are too hot.

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