Yellow Birch (Betula allegheniensis)

(3 customer reviews)

Size Price Quantity
1 - 3
4 - 24
25 - 99

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1 - 3
4 - 24
25 - 99

Out of stock

1 - 3
4 - 24

Out of stock

1 - 3
4 - 24

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Latin: Betula Alleghaniensis

Zones: 3-7

Other common names:Yellow Birch

Mature Height: commonly 60′ to 75′ tall; can reach 100′ in the wild  Under right conditions can live beyond 100 years old.

Soil/Climate: native to northeastern North America, common in cool regions; often on north facing slopes, shade to part shade

Notes: The name “yellow birch” reflects the color of the tree’s bark. The wood of Betula alleghaniensis is extensively used for flooring, cabinetry and toothpicks. Most wood sold as birch in North America is from this tree. Broken twigs have a wintergreen smell. The bark is amber to silvery with a smooth texture and exfoliating in thin rolls.

Wildlife: Attracts birds.

Cold Stream Farm supplies Yellow Birch trees which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.
Additional information on Betula allegheniensis can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS Database.

Additional information

Dimensions 1 × 1 in

3 reviews for Yellow Birch (Betula allegheniensis)

  1. Evan F.

    I purchased these trees due to the challenging soil condition in the field behind my house. The soil is comprised of heavy marine clay which doesn’t drain well. Four of these 12” high trees were planted this past spring, with one in a location where trees of other species always die. So far, these trees have grown 6″ since planting, and the foliage has maintained its deep dark green color. The tree that I planted in that one bad location continues to thrive where six other trees have failed! I plan to purchase five more in the fall to replace the larch trees that didn’t survive in a normally wet area of the field.

  2. Theresa

    I purchased these as seedlings many years ago and never wrote a review. The trees have been thriving and doing very well! They are well over 20′ at this time and show no signs of stopping. They are planted near (about 15′ away ) from a pond in heavy clay soil. My only concern for them are the local beaver so they are currently in wire “cages”.

  3. Eric Williams

    I have purchased at least 35 yellow birch from CSF. All have survived, and some thrive in challenging, wet and poorly drained areas. This tree, in young maturity, surpasses the canoe birch in looks and utility. (Millions of wood office doors are made from yellow birch veneer – a tribute to the tree, although little credit to the office workers who little care how many great trees are felled for their aesthetic use!). You MUST protect saplings from deer. The white tail vacuums this species. It will grow in shade, but benefits from shaded roots and sunny leader. Be vigilant for bronze birch borer. It is a formidable enemy of this wonderful tree. Please plant this tree! Mother nature doesn’t do a good job at baby birch, for many reasons (mainly the first root -radical- too weak to penetrate forest litter).

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