Yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis)


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Type

deciduous tree icon

Deciduous

Status

species native to Canada

Native

Edible fruit/nut tree?

NO

Names

Latin (scientific) name: Betula alleghaniensis

Common English name: Yellow birch

Other names: Swamp birch

French name: Bouleau jaune

Habitat

Grows best in cool areas with plenty of precipitation.

Other notes

Yellow birch is Quebec’s provincial tree and is found on the east coast of North America.

The Yellow birch is the official arboreal emblem of Québec.

 

Hardiness zone(s)

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.

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