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Yellow Birch vs Water Birch (Red Birch)

Betula alleghaniensis

Betula Occidentalis

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(we don't know if or when this product will be restocked)

Yellow Birch
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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.

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.

YELLOW BIRCH QUICK FACTS

WATER BIRCH (RED BIRCH) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 11 m (35 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: no
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: bright yellow
Bark: shiny yellow to grey silver peels in curly strips, becomes reddish brown when older
Bark: non-peeling, shiny, reddish brown and marked with white horizontal streaks
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: golden birch
Other Names: red birch


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