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Birch, Yellow Betula alleghaniensis

Yellow Birch - Betula alleghaniensis
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An esteemed native species that has an incredible fall display of bright yellow and gold leaves. A valuable tree and classified as one of the largest hardwoods in northeastern North America. Bark is a shiny yellow to gray-silver that splits into curly strips and becomes a reddish brown as it grow older. The stems of the Yellow Birch contain a wintergreen aroma. Grows 60'-75' high and wide. Plant in moist, well drained, rich, acidic soils with full sun to partial shade.

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Zones 3 - 7 Zones 3 - 7
Hardiness Zones 3 - 7
The Yellow Birch can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Shade Tree Shade Tree
Type of tree
Shade Trees
60' - 75' High 60' - 75' High
Mature Height
The Yellow Birch grows to be 60' - 75' feet in height.
35' - 50' Spread 35' - 50' Spread
Mature Spread
The Yellow Birch has a spread of about 35' - 50' at full maturity.
Medium Growth Medium Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This birch does well in full sun, partial shade.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Yellow Birch grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained soils.
Rounded Shape Rounded Shape
Shape
This birch has rounded shape.
Description

An esteemed native species that has an incredible fall display of bright yellow and gold leaves. A valuable tree and classified as one of the largest hardwoods in northeastern North America. Bark is a shiny yellow to gray-silver that splits into curly strips and becomes a reddish brown as it grow older. The stems of the Yellow Birch contain a wintergreen aroma. Grows 60'-75' high and wide. Plant in moist, well drained, rich, acidic soils with full sun to partial shade.