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Dakota Pinnacle Birch overview
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White-barked stunner! 

There are shade trees and then there are SHADE TREES. Unfortunately, not all of us have room for a SHADE TREE, but we still want the visual impact in our landscape. Enter Dakota Pinnacle Birch. We can’t talk this lovely tree up enough to you.

First, it isn’t a huge tree, so it happily fits wherever you need it to. It only grows 30’ tall and less than 15’ wide. It looks great in smaller gardens where it will command attention, but it also stands out in larger gardens where the form and color take center stage. Dakota Pinnacle has an extremely graceful shape, tapering up gently from a full bottom to a perfectly pointed top.

Second, the fall color is amazing. Yes, this is a beautiful tree all year, but fall is when it really shines. This is often the first tree to leaf out in the spring and the last to change colors in the fall. It often changes just as other trees are losing their colorful leaves to winter winds and its golden yellow leaves really stand out against the bare brown all around.

Third – speaking of bare brown - after only a few years the bark on Dakota Pinnacle Birch turns an amazing creamy birch white that makes a stunning show even when the tree has no leaves in the winter.

This tree is definitely worth your investment. If you are looking for a beautiful tree that will enhance any landscape, Dakota Pinnacle Birch is the way to go.

* Small enough for any garden
* Super colorful foliage for three seasons
* Gorgeous white bark
* Fine in harsh conditions
* Nice shape

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Dakota Pinnacle Birch Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Betula platyphylla 'Fargo'
Foliage Deciduous
Mature Height 35 feet
Mature Spread 10 feet
Soil Type Most soils
Moisture Water to establish, then additional moisture is appreciated as needed
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Dark, shiny green
Fall Color Yellow