Dakota Pinnacle Birch

If you are looking for a tree that has moderate size, a handsome Dakota Pinnacle Birchshape, beautiful bark, leafs out early, holds leaves until late fall, has buttery yellow fall color, is disease resistant, can grow in a wide variety of soils and is very cold hardy, Dakota Pinnacle Birch might be the tree for you!

With a narrowly pyramidal shape and growing to a width of about fifteen feet, Dakota Pinnacle Birch tapers gently from bottom to top, creating a graceful profile.  Leaves are a shining dark green and are fairly resistant to the Japanese Beetles.  I rarely see blemishes on the leaves of Dakota Pinnacle Birch which are among the first to leaf out in the spring, and just about the last to turn color in the late fall, which extends the fall color season at a time when the rest of the landscape is turning grey and brown.

Dakota Pinnacle Birch grows quickly from a small tree to a stately specimen tree that really catches the eye with its beautiful white bark, and narrow form.

Single stem Dakota Pinnacle Birches make a great focal point in the landscape, and multi-stem clumps of Dakota Pinnacle are simply stunning.  Plant Dakota Pinnacle Birch in just about any soil except soggy, poorly drained spots, and avoid excessively shady locations.

Dakota Pinnacle Birch can easily tolerate heat, bitter cold, and nasty winter winds, but does not like areas that get hit by salt spray kicked up by high-speed traffic on major roads.  Mature height is about 40 feet, making Dakota Pinnacle Birch smaller than many shade trees that reach to 80 feet tall.

Check out our Dakota Pinnacle Birch this weekend!   We carry both single stems and clumps in several sizes.

6 thoughts on “Dakota Pinnacle Birch”

  1. It’s July 9th, 2017 in Central Iowa and my Pinnacle Dakota Birch is being devoured by Japanese Beetles, so not that resistant…

    How do I get rid of the little buggers?

  2. Hello Charollette,

    I shared your question with Leif Knecht. Here are his recommendations… Spray Malathion or Sevin. Spray regularly. They will keep flying in. Also, you can do a soil drench with imidacloprid systemic insecticide that the roots of the tree will absorb. Apply within a few inches of the trunk to the soil surface. I would recommend both types of application.

  3. My newly planted Dakota birch ( planted in June), has leaves turning yellow. We clay soil so is it getting too much water? I live in Wyoming and it has been a hot summer with lots of wind. Any thoughts would be great!

  4. Hello Debbie,

    Yellow leaves on a birch tree signal heat stress. At some point in between waterings it got too dry. One dry breezy day and a couple hours of water stress is all it would take to trigger this. If you are keeping up with your watering then I would expect your tree will be just fine! The yellow leaves will fall away. Next year it will be a bit more established which will help reduced its moisture related stress, but it will still be relying on you to meet it’s moisture needs in times of high heat, wind and dry stretches. And remember it takes one inch of rain fall to replace one watering of a newly planted container grown tree or shrub.

  5. Hello – I had 5 of the Dakota Birch planted in a row 4 years ago. The one closest to the house has thrived and grown several feet already. The other 4 have not grown at all and no one can tell me what is wrong with them. In fact I even had the non thriving 4 replaced 2 years ago and still no growth. What can I do?

  6. The best thing that you can do is to give us a call at the nursery – 507-645-5015 and ask to talk with Leif. There is a lot of questions back and forth and much easier to discuss over the phone than by email.

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