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Cesky Gold® Dwarf Birch

Betula x plettkei 'Golden Treasure'

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Cesky Gold Dwarf Birch (Betula x plettkei 'Golden Treasure') at Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse

Cesky Gold® Dwarf Birch

Cesky Gold® Dwarf Birch

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Cesky Gold Dwarf Birch (Betula x plettkei 'Golden Treasure') at Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse

Cesky Gold® Dwarf Birch foliage

Cesky Gold® Dwarf Birch foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Brand:  Proven Winners


An interesting shrub with exceptional cold tolerance; emerging foliage displays hues of yellow, red, and orange, maturing to chartreuse for the rest of the season; a good utility shrub for garden detail; takes pruning well; impressive in groupings

Ornamental Features

Cesky Gold® Dwarf Birch has chartreuse deciduous foliage which emerges yellow in spring on a plant with an upright spreading habit of growth. The serrated oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

Cesky Gold® Dwarf Birch is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Cesky Gold® Dwarf Birch is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Cesky Gold® Dwarf Birch will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Garden  Naturalizing 
Ornamental Features
This Plant Library is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally and changes from day to day, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.