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Betula alleghaniensis

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Betula alleghaniensis - Yellow Birch

Betula alleghaniensis - Yellow Birch

More About Betula alleghaniensis

  • AKA Betula lutea
  • Upright, pyramidal habit with graceful, ascending branches
  • Bark is shiny, yellowish or silvery-gray, becoming reddish-brown with age
  • Leaves are elliptical, short-pointed, saw-toothed and dark green
  • Foliage turns bright yellow in the fall
  • Yellowish, long, drooping catkins appear near the tip of the twigs on male plants

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

Zone:

3

Height:

20-22 m

Spread:

12-15 m
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Yellow Birch Growing and Maintenance Tips

Betula alleghaniensis is typically grown as a multi-stemmed clump, although it can be grown as a single-stemmed tree.


Betula alleghaniensis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow
Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Oval
Upright
Multi-stem/Clump form

Foliage Color

Green
Yellow

Landscape uses

Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Betula alleghaniensis

Betula nigra

Betula nigra

River Birch

Betula papyrifera

Betula papyrifera

Paper Birch