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Cesky Gold® Dwarf Birch

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 2-7
  • Height 2-4 Feet Tall
  • Spread 1.5-3 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Part Sun to Sun

The leaves on this very hardy deciduous shrub rival the beauty of spring flowers. In the spring new leaves appear in shades of yellow, red and orange. As the small, serrated oval leaves mature, they become an attractive shade of chartreuse green. This plant will also add texture to your garden.

Cesky Gold® Betula x plettkei 'Golden Treasure' Can 5,637 can be grown in USDA hardiness zones 2 to 7 in partial to full sun conditions. This dwarf shrub is a good choice for a container garden. It can also be used as a focal point, in mass plantings, as a low hedge, in perennial gardens and mixed shrub borders. This plant produces brown flowers on old wood. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are significant. It’s deer resistant and highly tolerant of urban pollution, even in inner-city environments.

Cesky Gold Betula Care

At maturity, Cesky Gold Betula reaches 2 to 4 feet in height and 1.5 to 3 feet in width in a fan-like shape. This slow-growing multi-stemmed shrub can be pruned but looks best if left to grow in its natural growth pattern. Prune during the summer after leaves have fully matured if desired. Pruning in late winter or early spring may result in the plant bleeding sap.

Cesky Gold Betula Spacing

Individual Cesky Gold Betula plants should be spaced 1.5 to 3 feet apart, center on center.

Interesting Fact - This is closely related to a birch tree, but these grow slower and are a dwarf variety that stay much smaller than the arborescent relatives.

Cesky Gold Dwarf Birch Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 2-7
Flower Color(s): Brown
Bloom Period: Early Spring
Foliage Color(s): Green, Orange & Yellow
Light Exposure: Part Sun to Sun
Height Class: Short
Height: 2-4 Feet
Spread: 1.5-3 Feet
Spacing: 2.5-3.5 Feet
Habit: Upright
Blooms On: Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Cesky Gold® Betula x plettkei 'Golden Treasure' Can 5,637
Common Name: Cesky Gold® Dwarf Birch
Other Name(s): n/a
Brand: Proven Winners®
Drought Tolerant: No
Features: Foliage Interest; Dwarfing

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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