BIRCH WHITESPIRE

BETULA POPULIFOLIA 'WHITESPIRE'
Height

40 – 50'

Spread

25 – 30'

Zone

3 – 7

Habit

Narrow, Upright

Foliage

Dark, Green

Fall Color

Greenish-yellow

Whitespire has a beautiful spire-like upright form, white non-exfoliating bark and excellent bronze birch borer resistance. Leaves are glossy, dark green turning yellowish-green in fall. Whitespire Birch is very adaptable preferring moist, well drained, slightly acidic soils. Selected over twenty years ago by Dr. Edward R. Hasselkus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Arboretum. Originally thought to be Betula platyphylla japonica, Whitespire has recently been identified as Betula populifolia, Gray Birch, a species known to be bronze birch borer resistant. Our plants are grown from seed collected from the original Whitespire Birch selection in an isolated seed block. This differs from Whitespire Senior which is vegetatively propagated from the original ‘Whitespire’ plant. Since ‘Whitespire’ has been identified as Gray Birch and a resistant species, we feel it is unnecessary to grow vegetatively. It has proven over time to be one of the most useful birch on difficult landscape sites.

Availability

Item Description On Hand Ready
BIRWHSB18 BIRCH WHITESPIRE 18in. BARE ROOT SINGLE STEM SOLD OUT F18-S19*
BIRWHSB24 BIRCH WHITESPIRE 24in. BARE ROOT SINGLE STEM SOLD OUT F18-S19*
BIRWHSB36 BIRCH WHITESPIRE 36in. BARE ROOT SINGLE STEM SOLD OUT F18-S19*
BIRWHSRRP BIRCH WHITESPIRE REDI ROOT POT SOLD OUT F18-S19*
BIRWHSB12 BIRCH WHITESPIRE 12in. BARE ROOT SINGLE STEM 340 F19-S20*
BIRWHSB18 BIRCH WHITESPIRE 18in. BARE ROOT SINGLE STEM SOLD OUT F19-S20*
BIRWHSB24 BIRCH WHITESPIRE 24in. BARE ROOT SINGLE STEM SOLD OUT F19-S20*
BIRWHSB36 BIRCH WHITESPIRE 36in. BARE ROOT SINGLE STEM 11275 F19-S20*
BIRWHSRRP BIRCH WHITESPIRE REDI ROOT POT 146 F19-S20*

*see availability legend below

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Availability Legend

  • BARE ROOT = One year single stem liner
  • Redi Root Pot = #3 clump air pruned pot / 4 stems planted, 3 guaranteed
  • 1 QT liner = One year single stem liner
  • 38 Cell Gro-PlugĀ® = One year single stem liner grown in cell tray
Season Code
  • F18-S19
  • F19-S20
When products are available
  • FALL 2018 - SPRING 2019
  • FALL 2019 - SPRING 2020