River Birch

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River Birch (Betula nigra)

Extraordinary for it’s shedding bark, which can range from tan to creamy white to parchment white.  It’s a vigorous grower than can tolerate wet, poorly drained soils, but can do equally well in upland soils. Native species.  Can be used as a specimen or planted in groups around a bed or water feature.

Mature Height: 40′-50′

Mature Spread: 30′-35′

Zone: 4

Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Preference: Tolerant to a wide variety of soils, but prefers loamy, moist, well drained soils.

Nurseryman’s Notes: A native tree with beautiful bark and good fall color.  Fast growing (24″ to 36″+ per year) with yellow to golden fall color. Few pest or disease problems and tolerant of tough, clay soils and wetter soils.


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