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European White Birch vs Black Locust

Betula pendula

Robinia pseudoacacia

European White Birch
Black Locust

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.

Black Locust is an attractive tree. Its distinctive leaves are made of about a dozen bright green leaflets. It also notable for its fragrant white flowers, which smell of citrus.

Black Locust can grow in many situations, but prefers dry areas with lots of sun. It is robust and is an excellent choice for establishing shade in dry, open areas.

Important note: Much of the Black Locust is toxic to humans and livestock, including seeds, bark, and leaves.

EUROPEAN WHITE BIRCH QUICK FACTS

BLACK LOCUST QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: bright yellow
Flowers: Creamy white flowers in a pyramidal shape bloom in may-june
Bark: dark reddish brown to balck with furrows
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high







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