Birch, Yellow
Betula alleghaniensis

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: 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:
The Yellow Birch falls into the following type(s): 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.

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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.