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Dakota Pinnacle Birch vs Sweet Birch (Black Birch)

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Dakota Pinnacle Birch
Sweet Birch (Black Birch)

Dakota Pinnacle Birch is a hardy deciduous tree with a columnar to narrowly pyramidal form. It makes a beautiful accent tree, and Dakota Pinnacle Birch is insect resistant and drought tolerant.

Dakota Pinnacle Birch features smooth white bark and dark, green foliage that turns yellow in the fall.

Sweet Birch (Black Birch) is an attractive tree with a rounded shape native to eastern North America that would be a good addition to landscapes. It has a conical growth shape when young and as it ages the shape becomes more rounded. When the leaves, shoots, or bark are crushed they give off a sweet scent, which is what gives the Sweet Birch its name.

In early spring, the trees can be tapped and the sap used to produce syrup or fermented and made into birch beer. Pollinators and birds are attracted to the Sweet Birch as the pollen and seeds serve as a good food source. In the fall, the leaves turn golden yellow which will brighten your landscape.

The inner bark has a strong wintergreen scent and has been used to produce oil of wintergreen. Small twigs and bark of the tree can be boiled in water to make a tasty Sweet Birch tea.

DAKOTA PINNACLE BIRCH QUICK FACTS

SWEET BIRCH (BLACK BIRCH) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 11 m (35 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Catkins: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: golden yellow
Bark: grayish-orange
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: medium
Suckering: none

In row spacing: 1.8 - 2.4 m (6 - 8 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: cherry birch, liliental, mahogany birch