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Parkland Pillar Japanese White Birch

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Parkland Pillar Japanese White Birch (Betula platyphylla ‘Jefpark’)An attractive variety, selected for its dense, columnar form; tightly branched, deep green foliage turns golden in fall; smooth, pure white bark for winter interest; great for skyline articulation or screening

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
30 feet
Average Landscape Width:
6 feet
Growth Rate:
fast
Genus:
Betula
Species:
platyphylla
Cultivar:
Jefpark
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Fall Color:
gold
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
columnar
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
prune in full leaf
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Other Species Names:
Asian White Birch
Branching:
excurrent
Density:
dense

Ornamental Features

Parkland Pillar Japanese White Birch is primarily valued in the landscape for its rigidly columnar form. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The serrated pointy leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The smooth white bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Parkland Pillar Japanese White Birch is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Parkland Pillar Japanese White Birch will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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