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Betula lutea

Yellow birch

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & March
  • Height8m to 15m
  • Spread10m to 14m
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Flower ColourYellow-green
  • Leaf ColourYellow green

Description

Betula lutea (Yellow birch). This species is a conical deciduous tree. The leaves are ovate and green-yellow.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Birch

Origin

Eastern USA

Interest and use

Grown for the bark and autumn colour.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

You will need to grow in a moderately fertile moist well-drained soil with full light or a little shade.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the autumn, or by softwood cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for birch rust, honey fungus, aphids mildew and sawfly.

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