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White Oak vs Water Birch (Red Birch)

Quercus alba

Betula occidentalis

White Oak
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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.

Water Birch, also known as Red Birch, is a waterside plant native to western North America. This multi-stemmed species is ideal for wetlands. It tolerates being planted in heavy clay and wet soil conditions.

This tree grows small enough for yards with limited space.

It is an attractive ornamental with reddish non-peeling bark.

WHITE OAK QUICK FACTS

WATER BIRCH (RED BIRCH) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 4a
Zone: 4a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: dark red
Bark: light to dark gray to white, fissures and scaly
Bark: non-peeling, shiny, reddish brown and marked with white horizontal streaks
Nuts: nuts within acorns; attractive for wildlife
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium







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