goto H&CS
search ornamental plants
Search insects and disease
search Turf Images
Fruit and Veg Search

Betula maximowicziana x spp.
Hybrid Monarch Birch

Monarch Birch, like most birches, is often grown in multitrunked clumps of three or more trunks, but single-trunked specimens can also have a stately appearance. Monarch Birch is supposedly resistant to both the bronze birch borer and birch leafminer, but extensive tests have not found this claim to be true. As a result of its relatively large foliage, Monarch Birch casts a more dense shade as compared to other birches of equal size.



Website Administrator: Dr. Tim Rhodus
Department of Horticulture and Crop Science
© 2002 Ohio State University