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European White Birch vs Armstrong Maple

Betula pendula

Acer x freemanii Armstrong

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

European White Birch
Armstrong Maple

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.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

The Armstrong Maple has a narrow, upright columnar growth habit. This stunning tree has showy leaves that range from yellow, orange to red in the fall. It is an attractive hybrid of the Red Maple and Silver Maple. It prefers acidic soils and will have some tolerance for drought once mature.

Edward Murray named the Armstrong Maple in 1969 in honor of Oliver M. Freeman of the National Arboretum, who made the first controlled cross between the two species in 1933.

EUROPEAN WHITE BIRCH QUICK FACTS

ARMSTRONG MAPLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: bright yellow
Fall colour: orange/yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: high





Other Names: silver birch, weeping birch
Other Names: armstrong red maple