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Dwarf Birch vs Yellow Birch

Betula pumila

Betula alleghaniensis

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

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Yellow Birch

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.

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.

DWARF BIRCH QUICK FACTS

YELLOW BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 11 m (35 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: red-orange
Fall colour: bright yellow
Bark: shiny yellow to grey silver peels in curly strips, becomes reddish brown when older
Growth rate: very fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: golden birch


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