Paper Birch, also known as White Birch (Betula Papyrifera) is a perennial tree in the Birch Family (Betulaceae). It’s native to northern North America, blooms Mar-May and grows 30-60 ft. It’s commonly found near or around wetlands, swamps, river banks and moist forests; likes wet to moist soils and partial to full sun exposure.
Paper Birch gets its name from the peeling layers of the trunk. It’s used as an ornamental for the beauty of the peeling bark and striking white in the fall and winter. Although is short lived in warm climates; it may lived over 100 years in colder regions.