DESCRIPTION: Columnar, spire-like growth habit. Dark green foliage with wonderful golden fall colour. Nice pure white bark makes this hardy variety an outstanding view in the landscape. Very adaptable to dry...
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DESCRIPTION: Columnar, spire-like growth habit. Dark green foliage with wonderful golden fall colour. Nice pure white bark makes this hardy variety an outstanding view in the landscape. Very adaptable to dry or moist soil. Birch borer resistant variety. Need protection from chinook winds.

BOTANICAL NAME: Betula platphylla 'Fargo'
AVERAGE HEIGHT: 8 Meters
AVERAGE SPREAD: 2.5 Meters
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Insignificant
FLOWERING TIME: Spring
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Dark green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3 ( Should survive up to -39.9° Celsius ) - Protect from chinook winds.
WATER NEEDS: Dry or moist soils - Moisture tolerant
OTHER FEATURES: Columnar, Deer Resistant, Fall colour, Rabbit Resistant, Winter interest

HEIGHT AT TIME OF SHIPPING: 5 gallon 4-6 feet. These sizes are approximate and may vary slightly year to year or even depending on the time of year. Height is that of the tree itself and does not include the height of the container. 

Description:

A fantastic new introduction from North Dakota that's hardier than the species; smooth white bark, spire-like columnar habit of growth, quite dense, great for skyline articulation; insect resistant and drought tolerant

Ornamental Features

Dakota Pinnacle Japanese White Birch has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The smooth white bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Dakota Pinnacle Japanese White Birch is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dakota Pinnacle Japanese White Birch is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Dakota Pinnacle Japanese White Birch will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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