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Black Locust vs Yellow Birch

Robinia pseudoacacia

Betula alleghaniensis

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Black Locust
Yellow Birch

Black Locust is an attractive tree. Its distinctive leaves are made of about a dozen bright green leaflets. It also notable for its fragrant white flowers, which smell of citrus.

Black Locust can grow in many situations, but prefers dry areas with lots of sun. It is robust and is an excellent choice for establishing shade in dry, open areas.

Important note: Much of the Black Locust is toxic to humans and livestock, including seeds, bark, and leaves.

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.

BLACK LOCUST QUICK FACTS

YELLOW BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 11 m (35 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: bright yellow
Flowers: Creamy white flowers in a pyramidal shape bloom in may-june
Bark: dark reddish brown to balck with furrows
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: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: false acacia, yellow locust
Other Names: golden birch


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