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Dwarf Birch vs Water Birch (Red Birch)

Betula pumila

Betula occidentalis

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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.

Water Birch, also known as Red Birch, is a waterside plant native to western North America. This multi-stemmed species is ideal for wetlands. It tolerates being planted in heavy clay and wet soil conditions.

This tree grows small enough for yards with limited space.

It is an attractive ornamental with reddish non-peeling bark.

DWARF BIRCH QUICK FACTS

WATER BIRCH (RED BIRCH) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: red-orange
Bark: non-peeling, shiny, reddish brown and marked with white horizontal streaks
Growth rate: very fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: red birch


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