Asian White Birch
Betula platyphylla

This native of northern Japan, Korea and Manchuria has white bark with dark markings. Like other birches it likes moist soil conditions. With the exception of one cultivar called “Whitespire” this species is prone to birch borer infestation.

Growth Habit:Deciduous tree usually growing 12-15 m (40-50 ft) tall, with very white bark that peels in sheets.
Presence in US:MA ME NY
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