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Prairie Sky Poplar vs Yellow Birch

Populus x canadensis Prairie Sky

Betula alleghaniensis

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Prairie Sky Poplar
Yellow Birch

Prairie Sky Poplar is a fast-growing columnar hybrid poplar developed at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada's Morden Research Station. It is adaptable to many soil conditions and seems to do best in the southern-most parts of the prairies.

Good as a shade or shelterbelt tree, it is often used in buffer zones as a visual screen or hedge. Ideal for lining properties, roads, etc.

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.

PRAIRIE SKY POPLAR QUICK FACTS

YELLOW BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 3a
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 11 m (35 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: no
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: bright yellow
Bark: shiny yellow to grey silver peels in curly strips, becomes reddish brown when older
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: golden birch


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