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White Ash vs Yellow Birch

Fraxinus americana

Betula alleghaniensis

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

White Ash
Yellow Birch

White Ash is a large deciduous tree that's often grown in residential yards and along boulevards.

Similar to Green Ash, White Ash is distinguished by the lighter colour of the undersides of the leaves.

While Green Ash turns gold in the fall, White Ash turns a gorgeous burgundy.

Yellow Birch is a large and valuable hardwood species in northeastern North America. The bark on its limbs and young trunks is silvery-yellowish in colour, hence the name. This tree prefers to grow in cool regions with damp or saturated soil.

Yellow Birch can be tapped for syrup, like Sugar Maple. Although the sap has less sugar content, it flows in greater quantity than maple trees.

WHITE ASH QUICK FACTS

YELLOW BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 11 m (35 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: first yellow, then red to deep purple
Fall colour: bright yellow
Bark: shiny yellow to grey silver peels in curly strips, becomes reddish brown when older
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: american ash, american biltmore, cane ash
Other Names: golden birch


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