Betula alleghaniensis

Betula alleghaniensis


Usually found in moist well-drained soils in rich woodland environments.


Eastern North America including the Great Lakes area and across to Ontario and Newfoundland and south to Maine.


The preference is full or partial sun, moist conditions, and soil containing loam or sandy loam. This tree is slow-growing and typically lives for about 150 years. The lot after the next lot of people who live in our house can worry it.

Background information:

We have two specimens of this species. Both were grown from seed collected in Ontario. There are currently 5m in height. The species name “alleghaniensis” is named after the Allegheny Mountains region, including the Alleghneny Plateau. The mountain range is around 500km long and runs through the states of Pennsylvania,Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia; an is part of the Appalachian Mountains.


Not in commercial production.


Posted on

January 23, 2018