Dakota Pinnacle Birch

By: Meriel Bradley

Developed in North Dakota, this is a hardy cultivar of Japanese White Birch.

Growing in a graceful slender column to 25 ft. tall by only 10 ft. wide this tree is a lovely choice for a small garden.

In March or April, the tree is covered with long catkins. These develop in fall but remain very small until spring when they expand and fill out to be about 4 inches long.

The leaves appear by early May and are a shiny dark green oval with attractive jagged serrated edges. They turn a beautiful golden yellow in the fall. 

The bark of young branches is grayish-orange but it becomes white with slight orange tints as the tree matures.

When the leaves have fallen, smooth white bark looks stunning through the winter months.

Plant in full sun and well-drained soil.


3 – 7


25 feet


10 feet



Quick Facts

A slender, upright tree

Fast-growing at 3 – 5 feet per year to its mature height

New small catkins develop in fall, and elongate in the spring to about 4 inches long,

Beautiful golden fall foliage

Needs well-drained soil

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