Betula platyphylla Dakota Pinnacle®
(syn. Betula platyphylla Fargo) Betulaceae
Dakota Pinnacle or Fargo Asian White Birch, Manchurian Birch
- Deciduous tree, columnar to narrowly pyramidal growth habit, may reach 35 to 40 ft (~ 10.5-12 m) in 25 to 30 years, bark is yellow-white, slightly exfoliating. Leaves dark green, retained into late fall.
- Sun or light shade. Tolerates heat and drought.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 3 Developed and introduced by North Dakota State University. It was selected from an open-pollinated population of Betula platyphylla sown in 1986 [HortScience32:1304-1305(1997)]. Plant Patent No. 10963 (June 22, 1999). Dakota Pinnacle, registered Trademark name (Jan. 19, 1999).