a birch tree that is perfect for far-northern climates
Photo: Missouri Botanical Garden
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Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera)

Peeling bark reveals itself on a tall, narrow form that doesn't steal all the sunlight from surrounding plants. Its cold tolerance makes this a good selection in far-northern climates, although it will also do well in alkaline soils further south (Ohio and Illinois).

Check the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map to see if you can grow this tree.

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