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River Birch

River Birch Betula nigra


  • River Birch - Betula nigra
  • River Birch - Betula nigra
  • River Birch - Betula nigra

Average Shipping Height: 3' - 4'
Item #1015
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$6.74
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$10.35
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Overview

The River Birch grows in zones 4-9.
As its name suggests, the river birch naturally grows along river banks. But as a landscape tree, it can be planted almost anywhere in the U.S. The species is valued for its relatively rapid growth, tolerance of wetness and some drought, unique curling bark, spreading limbs, and relative resistance to birch borer.

  • Provides brilliant yellow fall color
  • Develops a cinnamon-colored bark that curls and peels (once mature)
  • Is the most borer-resistant birch
  • Will be delivered at a height of 3'–4'

 




Your Tree’s Personality

Mature Height

40'–70'

Mature Spread

40'–60'

Growth Rate

Medium to Fast

Shape

Oval

Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Shade,

Soil Preference

Acidic, Clay, Drought-tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well-drained, Wet,

Wildlife Value

The catkins of the River Birch are used by redpolls and pine siskins. The foliage is eaten by deer and other browsers. The small but plentiful seeds are appreciated by a wide range of songbirds.

History/Lore

River birch wood was once used for ox yokes, wooden shoes and other products around the farm. But they were rather distained by loggers as knotty and spindly, therefore often left to grow along the river bank to control erosion.

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