Renaissance Oasis® Paper Birch
Scientific name: Betula papyrifera ‘Oenci’
Renaissance Oasis® Paper Birch is a large, fast-growing, deciduous tree with a broad, dense, pyramidal form. This tree grows to a height of 50-60 ft and a width of 30-40 ft. This tree is a
cultivar of paper birch, which is native to North America. The bark of young trees is a rich mahogany, reddish color. As the bark matures, it becomes bright white and exfoliates. The almost pure white bark provides a stunning contrast when this tree is planted alongside evergreens. The flowers are catkins in clusters of 2 or 3 and the fruits are small nutlets on catkins. This tree is important for wildlife as a food source and as habitat. Dark green leaves turn a beautiful yellow in the fall. This cultivar has a superior resistance to bronze birch borer and the birch leaf miner. A beautiful landscape addition, Renaissance Oasis® is drought-tolerant and tolerant of many soils. This tree grows in full to part sun in plant hardiness zones 2-6.