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Yellow Birch vs Winterberry

Betula alleghaniensis

Ilex verticillata

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Yellow Birch
Winterberry

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.

Winterberry is a small shrub that produces large quantities of bright red berries that remain on the plant through the fall and into the winter. Adding this shrub to your yard will give it a unique splash of color and attract birds, especially after the leaves drop.

Note: although the foliage is attractive on its own, you need at least one male plant near your female plants or they won't produce berries.

YELLOW BIRCH QUICK FACTS

WINTERBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 11 m (35 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: bright yellow
Fall colour: bright orange to red
Berries: bright red, stays through winter
Bark: shiny yellow to grey silver peels in curly strips, becomes reddish brown when older
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: golden birch
Other Names: black alder, canada holly, coralberry, fever bush, michigan holly, winterberry holly


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