Is a deciduous tree known for brilliant fall colors and sap that is a primary source for maple syrup. Medium to dark-green leaves turn yellow, burnt orange or red in fall. Tolerates shade, likes a well-drained, moderately moist, fertile soil. Do not plant in confined areas or where salt is a problem. Grows to 60' to 75', 40'-50' spread. (zones 3-8)
Bristle-tipped leaves turn red in the fall. The leaves have 7 to 11 waxy lobes. A good street tree, tolerates pollution and compacted soil. Grows as much as two feet a year for 10 years. Grows to 60' to 75', 45' spread. (zones 3-8)
Also known as the paper birch and the canoe birch, is among the most utilized of all ornamental trees. White birch features a rounded shape when mature with a bark that makes it stand out in any season, especially in autumn when its leaves turn brilliant yellow. The paper birch grows to a height of 50–70' and a spread of around 35' at maturity. This tree grows at a medium to fast rate, with height increases of anywhere from 13" to more than 24" per year. Full sun and partial shade are best for this tree, meaning it prefers a minimum of four hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day. The paper birch grows well in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained and clay soils. While it prefers normal moisture, the tree has some drought tolerance.