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Betula platyphylla 'Fargo'

Birch - Dakota Pinnacle®

The Dakota Pinacle® Birch tree is know for its narrow columnar growth form. Developed by North Dakota State University, this birch tree is cold hardy, and drought/wind tolerant once established. Its dark green leaves turn a golden yellow in autumn, putting on a beautiful show that lasts longer than many trees. The bark from this birch is white and smooth, and will exfoliate a bit as it grows older.

This highly adaptable tree will grow in a wide variety of soil and mositure conditions, and is tolerant of heavy air pollution. Deer resistant.

Our plants come with extra large and fibrous root systems, ready to plant and flourish!

Key Plant Details


Planting Zones:

3, 4, 5, 6, 7


Soil Type:

Clay, Sandy, Loamy


Light Requirement:

Part Shade, Part Sun, Sun



Dry, Wet

Plant Characteristics


Mature Size:

10-12 foot spread, 30-40 feet in height


Annual Growth Rate:



Shop By Use:

Deer Resistant, Fall Color

Care Tips

Care Tips - Growing:

It is recommended that trees be mulched and supplementary water supplied in stressful sites. Mulch will assist with winter protection in exposed locations or colder zones.

Care Tips - Pruning:

Pruning is not needed

Care Tips - Soil:

It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations. It is not particular as to soil type or pH.

Care Tips - Uses:

Specimen plant, Mass plantings, Tolerant of urban pollution and will thrive in city environments.

Zone Map

This plant will grow in these zones