Betula lutea

  • BOTANICAL NAME:  Betula lutea
  • COMMON NAME:  Yellow birch
  • FAMILY:   Betulaceae
  • NATIVITY: Native to the Rockies.  Grows well in rich wooded mountains.  Found in the North and down the Appalachian Trail to Georgia.
  • GROWTH HABIT: 60’-70’ (100’)
  • HARDINESS:  USDA Zones 3 - 7
  • OPTIMUM GROWING CONDITIONS:  Full sun and moist soil.
  • SUCCESSIONAL STATUS: Seral
  • FACULTATIVE STATUS: Facultative
  • LANDSCAPE VALUE:  Bright yellow fall color.  Exfoliating bark
  • FOLIAGE:  Alternante, simple, ovate leaf.  
  • BUDS:  Imbricately scaled
  • BARK: Yellow coloration to the bark, smooth with horizontal lenticels
  • FRUIT:  Fruiting catkins
  • PESTS: None specific
  • IMAGES (click to enlarge)
Foliage
Bark (1)
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