White Birch Substitute - Knowledgebase Question

Oswego, NY
Question by rlvjlv
January 12, 2000
Is there a disease {birch leaf minor]resistant replacement for European white birch?

Answer from NGA
January 12, 2000


Betula nigra "Heritage" is often suggested as a borer resistant replacement. It is a birch, it has an interesting bark, but it is not white. Instead it is described as almond or in some cases, nearly cinnamon shaded, but in any case it is a lovely tree.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by greenappleagnes and is called "Carpenter Bees and Ginger"