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White Oak vs European White Birch

Quercus alba

Betula pendula

White Oak
European White Birch

White Oak is large, long-lived tree with an irregular trunk divided into spreading, often horizontal, stout branches. A highly adaptable tree, White Oak features beautiful green leaves that turn red-purple in the fall and green acorns.

European White Birch is a mid-sized shade tree native to Eurasia. This deciduous tree has a pyramidal form when young, maturing into a rounded crown with arched branches and drooping branchlets.

The trunk is slender, with white bark featuring black diamond-shaped lenticels. European White Birch is an ideal landscape tree for parks and gardens.

Similar to the Cutleaf Weeping Birch, this species is a popular ornamental.

WHITE OAK QUICK FACTS

EUROPEAN WHITE BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 4a
Zone: 2a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: dark red
Fall colour: bright yellow
Bark: light to dark gray to white, fissures and scaly
Nuts: nuts within acorns; attractive for wildlife
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium







Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes