50 years to reach maturity
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Paper Birch Overview
Deciduous tree that grows with a conical-shaped outline. It has distinctive white bark which peels away to reveal pale orange underbark. Leaves are heart to triangular in shape and toothed along the edges. Non-showy yellow flowers are arranged in catkins, with male and female flowers found on individual specimens. Green foliage becomes yellow in autumn, displaying nice autumnal colour.
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How to propagate Paper Birch
Propagation is by grafting in late winter.
Softwood cuttings in the early summer.
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