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River Birch vs Butternut

Betula nigra

Juglans cinerea

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River Birch
Butternut

River Birch has beautiful, peeling, brown bark that reveals camel-colored and pink beneath. It is more borer resistant than white bark birches, which makes it a much longer-lived landscape tree.

Butternut is one of the few walnut varieties native to Canada. The nuts are sought after for their mild, sweet, and oily taste. Ensure this tree is planted in full sun and well-drained soil for best results.

Butternut is self-fertile but it has better yields when planted near other butternuts. It can survive in zone 2, but reliably produces nuts in zone 3.

Want a large order (over 500 trees) of Butternut? Ask us about contract grows and get the best prices for our 2019 harvest!

RIVER BIRCH QUICK FACTS

BUTTERNUT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 2b
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 8 m (27 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Bark: dark gray-brown or pinkish-brown and scaly
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: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: black birch, water birch
Other Names: demon walnut, oilnut, white walnut


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