Betula nigra - River Birch - Photo courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Betula nigra - River Birch - Photo courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.

River Birch

Betula nigra

  • Upright, oval to rounded habit
  • Oval, serrated, leaves are dark green in the summer, bright yellow in the fall
  • Salmon-pink to reddish-brown bark exfoliates to reveal a lighter inner bark
  • An excellent specimen, known for its unique bark characteristics
  • Bloom Time: April to May

ZONE:
4

COLOUR:
Green

HEIGHT:
13-18 m

SPREAD:
10-13 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


One of the most disease-free birches. Use as a specimen or in small groupings in any landscape, and in particular for wet soils along ponds, streams or in low areas. It can be grown as a single-stemmed specimen or multi-stemmed tree.

Additional Notes about River Birch:


Almost native.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Medium
ATTRIBUTES:
Fall Color
Deciduous
FLOWERING TIME:
Spring
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Yellow
Green
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen