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Labrador Tea vs Dwarf Birch

Ledum groenlandicum

Betula pumila

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

Labrador Tea
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Labrador Tea is slow-growing evergreen shrub native to the boreal forests of Canada.

It thrives in wet, swampy conditions.

Labrador Tea has narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, topped by a cluster of white flowers in the spring. It is a perfect ornamental shrub for boggy, wet areas of your property.

Dwarf Birch, also known as Bog Birch for its common occurrence in wet areas, is a small deciduous shrub native to North America.

Common in riparian zones and boreal forests across Western Canada. It is a common reclamation species.

This species is often used by local artisans to twist into shapes like willow and make decorative hearts, circles, etc.

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

DWARF BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: full sun
Fall colour: rust orange
Fall colour: red-orange
Flowers: clusters of tiny white flowers which are fragrant, sticky and attractive to insects
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: slightly toxic if ingested




Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no