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European White Birch vs Butternut

Betula pendula

Juglans cinerea

European White Birch
Butternut

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.

One of the few walnut varieties native to Canada. The wood from this attractive species is used in a lot of specialty products.

A self-fertile nut tree that has better yields with cross-pollination. The meat of the Butternut is very mild, sweet, and oily. Often sought after by nut hunters.

Butternut is intolerant of shade and poor draining soil. It can survive zone 2, but reliably produces nuts in zone 3. Butternut canker has decimated this species in its native range.

EUROPEAN WHITE BIRCH QUICK FACTS

BUTTERNUT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 8 m (27 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: bright yellow
Nuts: brown shell with cream core starting around age 10
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium







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