Betula x plettkeii Golden Treasure

Available mid June 2017

Betula_Golden_Treasure courtesy of Spring Meadow Nursery

Dwarf Birch

'Golden Treasure' is an exceptionally cold-tolerant dwarf birch. New growth appears in sunset hues of yellow, red, and orange, and cheerful chartreuse foliage carries the plant through the entire season. Allow to grow naturally, where its attractive, fan-like habit can be enjoyed, or prune it into a shape, like a low hedge. This unique yellow-leaf dwarf Birch grows into a compact, spherical shape that is a genuine eye-catcher.  It is exceptionally well-suited for terraces and rock gardens and is particularly suited to smaller gardens. 



  • Height: 61 - 122 cm (2 - 4 ft)
  • Spread: 45-90 cm (18-36 in)
  • Hardiness: Zone 2
  • Sun or Shade: afternoon shade to sun
  • Leaf Colour: yellow accentuated by orange-red new growth
  • Critter Resistance: deer

Growing and Maintenance Tips

This carefree plant demands little once it is established in the landscape. It can be pruned and shaped or left to grow naturally. It grows rather slowly - only about 10cm a year - and will retain its typical, compact shape through regular pruning. ‘Golden Treasure’ is very winter-hardy and suitable for planting in every well-irrigated type of soil. On hot sites it will need protection from intense afternoon sun.

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