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Betula alleghaniensis /Yellow Birch


Close view of spring foliage

Peeling bark of trunk

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Scientific Name: Betula alleghaniensis
Common Name: Yellow Birch
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Green
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Can grow to 100 feet in height and is used as a lawn tree, shade tree, naturalized areas and woodland gardens. Shiny silvery-gray peelling bark and pale yellow foliage in autumn. Does not like drought nor high temperatures.