Whitespire Birch
Whitespire Birch
Whitespire Birch
Whitespire Birch
Whitespire Birch
Whitespire Birch
Whitespire Birch

Whitespire Birch

Regular price $18.00

White Birch has a nice narrow, pyramidal size and a chalky white bark that looks great all season long. The leaves rustle in the wind. They are popular and resistant to attacks by insect pests. The challenge is to select a growing site where the soil will remain cool and moist, but where the tree will also receive full sunshine on its leaves for much of the day.

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Growth Rate Moderate, 2 ft per year
Mature Size 40-50 ft
Soil Cool, moist soils; Shallow root system sensitive to even short periods of drought or heating of the soil.
Light Full to partial sun
Leaves Alternate 2-4 inches long, bright green to bright yellow in fall; Smooth on top, round at the base and tapering at the top
Flower & Fruit Monoecious (both sexes on tree), male flowers are 2-4 inches long with brownish color while the female flowers are 1 ½ inch and green; Fruit matures in fall and composed of numerous tiny winged seeds
Deer Browse Risk Medium
Benefits Tapped to obtain sap from which beer, syrup, wine or vinegar is made. The inner bark can be used in a meal and thickener for soups or added to flour once it is dried and ground. Tea is made from the root bark and young leaves. The Shuswap made soap and shampoo from the leaves.

Fall Sale 2020, all orders will be shipped directly to customer with a 30% shipping charge due to covid-19 concerns

The information below ONLY APPLIES to Spring Sales

Please note that trees, shrubs, packets, and products will not be delivered by mail. Your order will be batched together and made available for pickup at a specified and location.

During Checkout please choose one of the the following locations and dates:

  • April 10 & 11 at the Sanilac County Fairgrounds
    • 171 Dawson St., Sandusky, MI
  • April 17 & 18 at the Goodells County Park- Exhibit Barns.
    • Goodells, MI (Use the M-21 entrance at the north end of the park)
  • April 21 & 22 at the Armada Fairgrounds
    • 74280 Fair St., Armada, MI
  • April 24 & 25 at Sterling Heights Dodge Park
    • Farmer's Market Pavilion, 40629 Utica Rd Sterling Heights, MI 48313

    Trees/Plants are primarily sold as Bare Root Stock. District Liability ceases when orders are picked up. Seller is not liable for improper handling or planting of plants after consumer has possession. The Blue Water CD is not liable nor guarantees survivability.