Native to: North America, Europe and AsiaCrown: Upright ovalHeight: 40 feetWidth: 30 feetGrowth Rate: Moderate to fast
Characteristics: Foliage is yellow in fall. It has some resistance to leaf miner. This tree has the whitest back of all the Birches that have exfoliating bark.
Negative Features: Surface roots can cause problems with sidewalks. Occasionally susceptible to aphids and scale that can cause honeydew drip and sooty mold problems. Leaf miner can be a problem.
Uses: Good for all street situations where room allows on arterial, collector, and residential streets.
Comments: Jacquemontii is a good Birch selection. It has a striking white trunk and it adapts well to urban conditions.