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.
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