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.

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Availability & Ordering

BIRCH WHITESPIRE 36in. BARE ROOT SINGLE STEM

BIRWHSB36

Availability

SOLD OUT

Next Available

Fall22-Spring23*

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BIRCH WHITESPIRE 24in. BARE ROOT SINGLE STEM

BIRWHSB24

Availability

SOLD OUT

Next Available

Fall22-Spring23*

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BIRCH WHITESPIRE 18in. BARE ROOT SINGLE STEM

BIRWHSB18

Availability

4490 in stock

Next Available

Fall22-Spring23*

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BIRCH WHITESPIRE 12in. BARE ROOT SINGLE STEM

BIRWHSB12

Availability

3420 in stock

Next Available

Fall22-Spring23*

Pricing

Notice

When ordering tray material, any 38 Ct and 50 Ct Evergreen Gro Plugs or any 15 and 18 count deciduous cell liner trays, the order quantity must be in full tray increments.

Example
  • 7 trays of 50 Ct Gro Plugs would be 350 plants on the order line.
  • 5 trays of 18 Ct trays would be 90 plants on the order line.
  • 5 trays of 15 Ct trays would be 75 plants on the order line.

All bare root birch single stem must be ordered in increments of 10.

All bare root evergreen T Bedrun Four Year Old, minimum order is 25 plants per variety.

Availability Legend

  • 50GP = One year from seed, sold 50 trees per tray, 3 tray mix/match minimum
  • 18 Ct Tray = Two years from seed/cutting, 3 tray mix/match minimum
  • #1 Container = 3 year old tree container grown
  • #5 Container =  5 year old tree container established
  • T Bedrun = 4  year old field grown bare root liners/bed run
Season Code
  • F22-S23
When products are available
  • FALL 2022 – SPRING 2023

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