Job's Nursery and Pumpkin Patch LLC

Helping Tri-City Gardeners Grow Since 1940!

Job's Nursery LLC is a family owned nursery and tree farm that offers a wide selection of outdoor plants that are hardy for our area. We are located just north of Pasco on Columbia River Road.  It's a short trip to a beautiful location to escape the hustle and bustle of your everyday life.

 

 

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Birch, Parkland Pillar (Japanese) White

Betula platyphylla 'Jefpark'

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Birch, Parkland Pillar (Japanese) White (Betula platyphylla 'Jefpark') at Job's Nursery

Birch, Parkland Pillar (Japanese) White

Birch, Parkland Pillar (Japanese) White

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Birch, Parkland Pillar (Japanese) White (Betula platyphylla 'Jefpark') at Job's Nursery

Birch, Parkland Pillar (Japanese) White in fall

Birch, Parkland Pillar (Japanese) White in fall

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Height:  40 feet

Spread:  7 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Asian White Birch

Description:

An attractive variety, selected for its dense, columnar form; tightly branched, deep green foliage turns golden in fall; smooth, pure white bark for winter interest; great for skyline articulation or screening

Ornamental Features

Birch, Parkland Pillar (Japanese) White is primarily valued in the landscape for its rigidly columnar form. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The serrated pointy leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The smooth white bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Birch, Parkland Pillar (Japanese) White is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Birch, Parkland Pillar (Japanese) White is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Birch, Parkland Pillar (Japanese) White will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. This plant should be periodically fertilized throughout the active growing season with a specially-formulated acidic fertilizer. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Screening 
Applications
Fall Color  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features