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Shagbark Hickory vs Dahurian Birch

Carya ovata

Betula davurica

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Dahurian Birch

Shagbark Hickory is a unique tree both for its looks and uses. Its bark peels into long thin vertical strips giving it a shaggy appearance. This and its golden fall leaves make it a gorgeous looking tree. This species produces tasty hickory nuts once mature. Hickory smoke is also treasured for curing meats and its generally fantastic smell. This tree is best planted away from any buildings due to a deep taproot and large size.

Many people remark on the unusual taproot for this tree that can be over 6 feet deep while the plant only has 2 feet of top growth. Our trees have the taproot cut to aid in transportation. Some growers find this controversial, others say it is the only way to do it. We don't yet have enough experience to say either way.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not regularly 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.

Dahurian Birch is a rare and interesting ornamental with curling bark. This tree is the first to sprout on bare land and is tolerant of dry, gravelly, and infertile soils. Dahurian Birch can grow in industrial areas or exposed land as long as it has full sunlight.

This tree is ideal for landscaping, ornamental, and ecosystem services.

This tree is not well known, but is a favorite of nursery owners across the country.

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.

SHAGBARK HICKORY QUICK FACTS

DAHURIAN BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $11.99 - SAVE UP TO 21%
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Zone: 4a
Zone: 4a
Height: 21 m (70 ft)
Height: 14 m (45 ft)
Spread: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 7 m (22 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Bark: shaggy looking bark peels vertically in long strips
Bark: showy grey brown bark that exfoliates as it ages
Nuts: similar to pecans
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: carolina hickory, scalybark hickory, shellbark hickory, upland hickory
Other Names: asian black birch


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