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Three trunks of the Whitespire Birch in a landscape showing the creamy white bark
A singular Whitespire Birch spade-shaped dark green leaf
Three stemmed Whitespire Birch creamy white bark with brown strips and dark green spade-shaped leaves
Whitespire Birch yellow fall leaf color against blue sky
Three trunks of the Whitespire Birch in a landscape showing the creamy white bark
A singular Whitespire Birch spade-shaped dark green leaf
Three stemmed Whitespire Birch creamy white bark with brown strips and dark green spade-shaped leaves
Whitespire Birch yellow fall leaf color against blue sky

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-6
  • Mature Height: 30-40' tall
  • Mature Width: 25' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 20-25' apart



  • Stunning white bark that brightens as the tree matures
  • Dark green leaves that turn a brilliant yellow in fall
  • The bark is visually stunning when planted in groves or as a specimen tree in your landscape
  • Fast growing and resistant to Bronze Birch Borer and Birch leaf miner
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Whitespire Birch

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Betula populifolia 'Whitespire'

Regular price $575.00
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Why the Whitespire Birch?

With snazzy white Birch bark that everybody loves, a Whitespire Birch tree planted in your front yard landscaping will give your home instant curb appeal. A grove of Whitespires in the backyard, on the other hand, will make for a magical get-away space. Lying in the cool grass on a warm summer day, while you look up at the delicate leaves twirl and flutter from their slender branches, you'll feel the worries of the day fade away. In fall, this stellar ornamental/shade tree will paint a lovely picture in your landscape when its dark green leave turn a radiant yellow. Fast-growing, native, and adaptable, too, it's no wonder this easygoing beauty is always in demand!

Whitespire Birch was a victim of mistaken identity for years.  When Ed Hasselkus of the University of Wisconsin introduced this selection in 1983, he believed it to be a form of Asian White Birch.  In 1993, when the original tree was 36 years old, an earlier mistake in the records was finally caught, and Whitespire was reclassified as a Gray Birch, which hails from the Northeastern U.S.  It was a native all along!  Whitespire outlasts wild trees, however.  The original tree has still not succumbed to the dreaded bronze birch borer.

How to use in the landscape?

All the bad things you've heard about Birch will disappear when you select this magnificent tree. This is the most carefree Birch available today. Your magnificent Whitespire Birch is resistant to pests such as bronze Birch borer and Birch leaf miner; as well as uncontrollable occurrences like high temperatures and drought conditions. This beautiful Birch is wrapped in chalky white bark that doesn't exfoliate but gets brighter as it matures and is topped off with dark green leaves that turn yellow in fall.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

How To Plant

Whitespire Birch has chalky white bark that doesn’t exfoliate and is the fastest growing of all Birches. They enjoy being planted in full sun with moist, well-drained soil, but the Whitespire Birch can also tolerate drier, rockier soils. White Birches rarely need to be pruned. Whitespire is resistant to Bronze Birch Borer and Birch Leaf Miner.

How To Water

Whitespire Birch will appreciate regular water during its first few years in the ground and irrigation during long dry spells after it’s established.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zones: 3-6

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes A and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

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