Betula papyrifera var. commutata

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betula papyrifera var commutata

These Betula papyrifera var. commutata are from Vancouver, Canada and have a very interesting, tactile bark. The variety ‘commutata’ has much rougher bark than most paper birch with large prominent lenticels. The bark colour is generally dark red/brown with lighter patches of pink. Autumn leaf colour is a rich yellow or orange-yellow.

A fast-growing tree that is quite robust and tough.

Height: 12-18 metres, medium spreading crown.