CESKY GOLD® Dwarf Birch

Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 2-4' Width/Spread: 2-4'

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

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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.

Botanical Name

Betula x plettkei 'Golden Treasure' CBR#5637


2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Sun


Average, Well-draining

Season of Interest

Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Year Round


Borders, Edging, Ground cover, Mass planting, Low hedges


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

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