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Ussurian Pear (Siberian) vs Yellow Birch

Pyrus ussuriensis

Betula alleghaniensis

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Ussurian Pear (Siberian)
Yellow Birch

Ussurian Pear (aka Manchurian or Siberian Pear) is the most cold hardy of all pear species.

This self-pollinating pear bears white flowers in the spring and has good fall colour, making it an exceptional ornamental addition to any garden. However, it has a tendency to branch quite low and is often used in shelterbelts and hedges too.

It is primarily grown for its attractive flowers and pollination of other pear varieties, or as cold hardy rootstock, and is also an excellent addition to any shelterbelt.

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.

USSURIAN PEAR (SIBERIAN) QUICK FACTS

YELLOW BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 10 m (33 ft)
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Spread: 8 m (26 ft)
Spread: 11 m (35 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: burgundy
Fall colour: bright yellow
Berries: yellow fruit (low quality, self pollinating)
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Bark: shiny yellow to grey silver peels in curly strips, becomes reddish brown when older
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: golden birch


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Ships to USA: yes
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