An established specimen of Cesky Gold dwarf birch.An established specimen of Cesky Gold dwarf birch.
Three Cesky Gold dwarf birch shrubs growing in a landscape.Three Cesky Gold dwarf birch shrubs growing in a landscape.
Cesky Gold dwarf birch in springtime with bright yellow leaves.Cesky Gold dwarf birch in springtime with bright yellow leaves.
Cesky Gold dwarf birch in the landscape.Cesky Gold dwarf birch in the landscape.
Cesky Gold dwarf birch in front of a purple leafed shrub.Cesky Gold dwarf birch in front of a purple leafed shrub.
Closeup of the neat toothed foliage of Cesky Gold dwarf birch.Closeup of the neat toothed foliage of Cesky Gold dwarf birch.

Cesky Gold® Birch

Delightfully durable! Look to Cesky Gold dwarf birch to bring color, texture, and year-round interest to your garden or landscape, without asking for much of anything in terms of care. This shrubby birch reaches just 2-4′ tall and wide, and grows well in sun or shade. Plant one as a small but eye-catching specimen, or plant several to make a neat low hedge or edging. You can leave it to grow naturally or shear or cut to shape if you’d like something more formal. Look for its neatly toothed yellow leaves to emerge a glorious glowing orange in spring. Cesky Gold dwarf birch is a plant for cool climates – it’s hardy down to USDA zone 2 and heat tolerant through USDA zone 7.

Why grow Cesky Gold dwarf birch?

  • Easy-care color and texture
  • Thrives in cold climates
  • Versatile habit can be used many different ways in the garden or landscape

Additional information

Dimensions1.5 × 2 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Betula</i> x <i>plettkei</i> 'Golden Treasure' CBR#5637

Zone

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Foliage Color

Yellow

Height

2-4'

Width/Spread

1.5-3

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil

Average, Moist, Well-drained

Uses

Borders, Edging, Ground Cover, Mass Planting

Features

Award winner, Compact, Disease resistant, Foliage interest, Non-invasive

Blooms on

Old wood, but flowers are not very showy

Breeder

Michal Andrusiv

SKU: 04448 Plant Type:

Light: Full (6+ hrs/day) to part (4-6 hrs/day) sun

Soil: Any average soil will do, provided it is well-drained

Water: Average water needs

Fertilizing: Nothing special required. May be fertilized with a rose fertilizer in early spring if desired.

Pruning: Not required. May be sheared or shaped if desired; late spring, after the new growth has emerged and expanded, is the best time for this.

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