Dakota Pinnacle Birch

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A Real Northern Winner Dakota Pinnacle® Birch

  • Gorgeous Green Foliage
  • Strong Pyramidal Canopy
  • Vibrant Yellow Fall Color
  • White Exfoliating Bark
  • Four Seasons of Interest
  • Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Hardier Than Other Birch Varieties
  • Great Planted Alone or in Rows
  • Seldom Bothered By Deer

Strong, hardy, and colorful are a few of the words that would aptly describe the Dakota Pinnacle® Birch (Betula platyphylla 'Fargo'). This isn't just another tree, it's an opportunity to elevate the poise and posture of your landscape.

The show begins in the early spring, with bare branches leafing out and settling into dark green foliage. The leaves grow densely in a brilliant pyramidal shape. It'll have you conjuring up images of the Egyptian masterpieces of the same shape.

That's not where the resemblance stops though. As fall approaches and the brisk breezes are just starting to make their appearance, this deciduous tree will burst into a jaw-dropping yellow. Birches are known for their fantastic fall color and Dakota Pinnicle is no different.

Taking a walk among these trees in the fall is a real treat. Even as the rest of the trees are finishing their fall show, Dakota Pinnacle will still be holding on to its leaves and continuing to wow onlookers with its golden color.

Have no fear though, even when it lets go of its foliage, it'll still be a sight to behold. Underneath the leaves is a stunning and starkly beautiful trunk. The smooth white bark stands out against the winter landscape and adds a fourth season of interest!

While other birch trees might shy away from the harsh cold often found in the northern regions, Dakota Pinnacle takes it in stride. Not only does it have a higher tolerance for cold, but it also won't be easily blown over in the wind that accompanies winter.

As if that weren't enough to pique your interest, this tree is quite drought tolerant and has above average resistance to bronze birch borer!

Not sure what you're waiting for? Neither are we! These trees won't be in stock for very long. Order a Dakota Pinnacle Birch tree for your landscape today!

How to Use Dakota Pinnacle Birch in the Landscape

Let this strong deciduous birch be the star of your front lawn as a single specimen. It'll provide more than enough shade with its pyramidal canopy for an afternoon picnic or as a place to get comfy with a favorite book in the spring.

If you have a long driveway, you can plant Dakota pinnacle in rows along each side. They'll grow tall to greet your guests with inviting shades of green in the summer and vibrant yellow as the season turns.

Driveways aren't the only place this birch shines when planted in rows. Add them as a border along the edges of your yard or property to create a gorgeous garden wall.

It's a fantastic substitute for other birches that might not take to the cold winters or have a shorter lifespan.

The white bark will make a great addition to your winter landscape, you'll want to plant it somewhere it can be admired all year long. Four seasons of interest is nothing to scoff at!

Have you been looking for the perfect background for your fall family photos? Few trees will hold their color and leaves as long as Dakota Pinnacle. Feel free to schedule those photoshoots without the worry of losing your fall background.

Pair with evergreens or maples to get the full fall spectrum of colors each year!

Plus, since this birch is so tolerant of urban pollution, it won't have any problems thriving in your highly populated neighborhoods!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Dakota Pinnacle might be hardier than the species as a whole, but there are still a couple of things you can do to ensure the happiest and healthiest tree possible.

Birch trees like cool, moist and slightly acid soil. When you're picking this trees perfect home, it might be a good idea to try testing the soil to see what you're dealing with.

While many trees want as much sun as possible, Dakota Pinnacle would be happy being in full sun or planted on east or north-facing slopes with particle sun.

You'll want to water well as it gets established and use mulch starting about an inch from the base of the trunk. This will help keep the roots evenly moist, a must for Birch trees.

Pruning probably won't be necessary, but if you'd like to give it the occasional trim, do so after it's done flowering for the season. That will be sometime in the early to mid-spring.

Dakota Pinnacle is one of the best birch trees for colder climates. It still gives that amazing fall color while being able to weather the frigid winters with ease. Order one for your yard from our expert growers at Nature Hills Nursery!

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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 .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Dakota Pinnacle Birch Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Betula platyphylla 'Fargo'
Mature Height 35 feet
Mature Spread 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Most soils
Moisture Water to establish
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Dark, shiny green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes