Betula platyphylla Fargo
Exposure: Full Sun
Mature Size: 25′ H X 8′ W
Bloom Time: N/A
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: Dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The smooth white bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.
Landscape Attributes: Dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Low maintenance tree, should be pruned in summer.
(Trees, Shrubs and Perennials labelled Zone 2 or 3 are consistently hardy enough to survive in Calgary, Okotoks and surrounding areas)