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Betula alleghaniensis

Yellow birch

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & March
  • Height10m to 25m
  • Spread5m to 12m
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Flower ColourYellow-green
  • Leaf ColourYellow green

Description

Betula alleghaniensis (Yellow birch). This is a large North American birch; it can reach about 30m high. It is tall and has smooth cream to golden brown bark which will peel off. The leaves are veined and toothed and will turn yellow in the autumn.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Birch

Origin

East N. America

Interest and use

Specimen

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy. You will need to plant in a sunny position in any moist and well drained soil; some species will prefer acidic soil. The young trees should be transplanted in the autumn.

Propagation

Propagation is by grafting in late winter or by softwood cuttings in the early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, sawfly, honey fungus and mildew may cause problems.

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