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European White Birch vs Northern Red Oak

Betula pendula

Quercus rubra

European White Birch
Northern Red Oak

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.

A medium-sized deciduous tree, the northern red oak can grow to 25 m tall and 30 m in diameter with a crown spread of 18 m. It has a short, massive trunk and an extensive crown in the open, while in the forest it has a tall columnar bole and small rounded head. It is symmetrical and beautifully coloured in the fall. Leaves are 10-20 cm long by 10-13 cm wide, and oblong, with 7 to 11 toothed lobes. Its fruit is an acorn. Bark can be brown to black, with broken to wide flat ridges. Northern red oak is a valuable, fast-growing oak used primarily for lawns, parks, golf courses, and commercial areas. It is often used as a street tree.

The most attractive and fastest growing oak we have seen for the prairies. We are one of the only nurseries growing this tree.

EUROPEAN WHITE BIRCH QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN RED OAK QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: bright yellow
Fall colour: red
Bark: Smooth and grey (young), Furrowed and grey (mature)
Nuts: Produces acorns
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium







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