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Dakota Pinnacle Birch*

Betula platyphylla 'Fargo'

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Dakota Pinnacle Birch (Betula platyphylla 'Fargo') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Dakota Pinnacle Birch in fall

Dakota Pinnacle Birch in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Dakota Pinnacle Birch (Betula platyphylla 'Fargo') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Dakota Pinnacle Birch

Dakota Pinnacle Birch

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  25 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Description:

A narrowly pyramidal shaped Birch; smooth white bark, bright yellow Fall colour, quite dense, makes a beautiful accent tree; insect resistant and somewhat drought tolerant once established

Ornamental Features

Dakota Pinnacle 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 Birch is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, 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 Birch is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Dakota Pinnacle Birch will grow to be about 25 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 prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. 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. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation 
Applications
Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features