Betula alleghaniensis (Yellow Birch tree)

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Betula alleghaniensis have attractive yellow-brown bark with a silvery metallic sheen; slightly rough and peeling in thin tatters.Very good yellow Autumn leaf colour. Strong smell of wintergreen when twigs or bark is scraped. An interesting and unusual tree from North America, rarely planted in the UK. Also known as Betula lutea. The bark of this tree looks particularly effective in winter.

Prefers damp, but not waterlogged, soil.

Height: 9-15 metres, lightly spreading crown.