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Black Locust vs Water Birch (Red Birch)

Robinia pseudoacacia

Betula occidentalis

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Black Locust
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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.

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.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

BLACK LOCUST QUICK FACTS

WATER BIRCH (RED BIRCH) QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Flowers: Creamy white flowers in a pyramidal shape bloom in may-june
Bark: dark reddish brown to balck with furrows
Bark: non-peeling, shiny, reddish brown and marked with white horizontal streaks
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium





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


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