Betula nigra 'Little King' - Fox Valley® River Birch - Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries Inc.

Fox Valley® River Birch

Betula nigra 'Fox Valley®' (Little King)

  • Dense, compact growth with an irregular crown
  • Leathery, diamond-shaped leaves are dark green in the summer, bright yellow in the fall
  • Orange to brown-coloured bark exfoliates to reveal a lighter inner bark
  • An excellent specimen, known for its unique bark characteristics
  • Bloom Time: April to May

ZONE:
4

HEIGHT:
2-3 m

SPREAD:
2-3 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Betula nigra cultivars are some 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. fox Valley is a very slow-growing cultivar.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Medium
Slow
ATTRIBUTES:
Fall Color
Deciduous
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Yellow
Green (dark)
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen