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Audubon Native Sweet Birch in its brilliant yellow fall color and four varieties of native birds that benefit from the native Sweet Birch
The native Sweet Birch planted in a landscape showcasing the bright yellow fall color
A map highlighting the locations where the Sweet Birch can be found natively growing
Eastern Towhee perched on a branch
White Crowned Sparrow perched on a bird bath
Northern Cardinal perched on a tree branch
Black Capped Chickadee perched on a tree branch
Audubon Native Sweet Birch in its brilliant yellow fall color and four varieties of native birds that benefit from the native Sweet Birch
The native Sweet Birch planted in a landscape showcasing the bright yellow fall color
A map highlighting the locations where the Sweet Birch can be found natively growing
Eastern Towhee perched on a branch
White Crowned Sparrow perched on a bird bath
Northern Cardinal perched on a tree branch
Black Capped Chickadee perched on a tree branch

SUNSHINE YELLOW FALL COLOR BRIGHTENS YOUR AUTUMN LANDSCAPE

FEATURES:

  • Dark green leaves turn an illuminating yellow in fall
  • Shiny and dark cherry-like bark led to its nickname 'Cherry Birch'
  • The buds, blooms and seeds serve as an important source of nutrients for chickadees, cardinals, sparrows and more
  • Sweet Birch is the original source for Birch Beer flavoring
  • Resistant to Bronze Birch Borer
  • May Benefit & Attract: Thrushes, waxwings, wood warblers, finches, mockingbirds & thrashers, chickadees & titmice, orioles, cardinals & grosbeaks, crows & jays, sparrows, nuthatches, vireos, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, and wrens
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
  • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment.
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

    Growth Facts

    • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
    • Mature Height: 40-70' tall
    • Mature Width: 35-45' wide
    • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
    • Spacing: 40-50' apart

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    SUNSHINE YELLOW FALL COLOR BRIGHTENS YOUR AUTUMN LANDSCAPE

    FEATURES:

    • Dark green leaves turn an illuminating yellow in fall
    • Shiny and dark cherry-like bark led to its nickname 'Cherry Birch'
    • The buds, blooms and seeds serve as an important source of nutrients for chickadees, cardinals, sparrows and more
    • Sweet Birch is the original source for Birch Beer flavoring
    • Resistant to Bronze Birch Borer
    • May Benefit & Attract: Thrushes, waxwings, wood warblers, finches, mockingbirds & thrashers, chickadees & titmice, orioles, cardinals & grosbeaks, crows & jays, sparrows, nuthatches, vireos, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, and wrens
    • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
    • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
    • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment.
    • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
    • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

      Growth Facts

      • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
      • Mature Height: 40-70' tall
      • Mature Width: 35-45' wide
      • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
      • Spacing: 40-50' apart

      Why plant Audubon® Native Sweet Birch Treeling?

      Crack open a Birch beer and watch the birds cavort in your backyard Sweet Birch Tree! Sweet Birch is the traditional source of flavoring for Birch beer, and so this eastern native holds a special place in the hearts of many country folks, especially in Pennsylvania, where it grows most abundantly. But Sweet Birch is a boon to birds, too! Chickadees, sparrows, redpolls, Pine Siskins, towhees, crossbills, and cardinals are some of the many birds that gather to dine on its buds, blooms, and seeds. Insect-eating birds delight in the wide assortment of caterpillars Sweet Birch hosts as well. A choice addition to your backyard bird sanctuary.

      Sweet Birch, a.k.a. Black Birch, is a cool climate–loving species. It is found primarily in New England; where its range does dip down south, it mostly sticks to the Appalachian Mountains. You’ll recognize it by its dark, Cherry-like bark (it is also known as the Cherry Birch) and the wintergreen flavor of its twigs when you nibble them. This wintergreen extract was once harvested commercially for use in flavoring medicines and candy. And, for flavoring Birch beer—both alcoholic and non-alcoholic! You can make your own Birch tea—a refreshing alternative—by steeping the twigs in hot water. Cheers!

      How to use Audubon® Native Sweet Birch Treeling in the landscape?

      Fantastic in fall! Most Birch Trees have nice yellow fall color, but Sweet Birch is spectacular in this department. When days turn frosty, it turns a rich, glowing gold from head to toe, lighting up the whole garden.

      Audubon® Native Plants & Trees

      Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.

      What is the definition of Native?

      “In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society

      Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.

      Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.

      Planting Zones

      Hardiness Zone: 3-7

      How To Plant Audubon® Native Sweet Birch Treeling

      Sweet Birch can handle whatever Old Man Winter can dish out, but summer is another story. Prolonged hot spells can weaken the tree, though Sweet Birch is tougher than many Birch Trees. Don’t plant this tree near surfaces that reflect or radiate heat, like asphalt driveways or the southern side of buildings. Make sure to mulch your tree to keep the roots cool and moist, and water regularly.

      How To Water

      Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.

      How To Fertilize

      Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. If planting in the fall, use Elements fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.

      How To Prune

      A young tree may need a little extra support to ensure that it lives a long and healthy life. Stake your new Treeling with a 6-8 foot tall wood or bamboo stake. Use expandable ties that will stretch as the tree grows, fastening the stake to the main trunk from the base to the top. Check the ties every few months, at least twice a year; ensuring the ties are not digging into the trunk. If there is any sign of this, take the tie off and reattach it, giving the tree more room to grow.

      As your Birch grows, remove a few of the lower branches each year in mid to late summer. Remove these lower branches before they reach 1/2 inch in diameter. It is better to make small cuts to avoid cutting a large, more mature branch - this is too stressful for the tree. Each year, make any corrective pruning needed, paying particular attention to removing damaged branches, rubbing branches, multiple leaders at the top, or suckers at the base. Limit any pruning to no more than 25% of the branching structure in a given year. Pruning benefits the tree and helps to achieve a balanced tree form. Remember to not prune birch in early spring, the sap can bleed excessively.

      After two or three years you can feel free to remove the stake from the tree.

      How Does Shipping Work?

      Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

      How Does Sizing Work?

      The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

      Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

      All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

      See the size guides below.

      How Trees are Shipped
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