Yellow Birch (Betula alleghaniensis)

Yellow Birch has a distinct yellow to grayish bark that exfoliates into curls and becomes reddish brown as the tree matures. Another distinctive characteristic is that it has a wintergreen scent when crushed. Yellow Birch leaves turn a beautiful yellow color in the fall. Grows best in moist, well drained soils. Full sun to part shade.

NATIVE RANGE

Yellow-Birch

Map courtesy of USDA-NRCS Plants Database.

Additional information

Scientific Name

Betula alleghaniensis

Height

60-75'

Spread

35-50'

Foilage

Bright green

Native To

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