River Birch

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Grow the hardy, fast growing Birch in almost any state.

The River Birch (Betula nigra) is the most planted Birch in the United States and the best one for hot climates. It is a tree that has something to offer for every season.

Famous for its peeling bark which is beautiful all year. The light tan outer layer peeling back to reveal beautiful salmon and cinnamon colored patches beneath is truly stunning in the winter. The graceful branches and the colorful, textured bark are sure to brighten even the darkest winter day.

In the spring your River Birch will awake to grow new light green leaves and female catkins that stand up on the ends of the branches. As the leaves mature in the summer they are a beautiful, shiny, dark green almost diamond shaped leaf.

The River Birch will transform again in the fall. The male catkins will emerge dripping from the branches and the leaves will turn a brilliant butter-yellow, sure to light up any landscape.

The River Birch is the hardiest of all Birches. It’s a fast growing, trouble free tree that is sure to delight in every season.

* Immune to the Bronze Birch Borer
* Fast growing (up to 3 feet a year)
* Tolerant to wet soil

PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

River Birch Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Betula nigra
Foliage Green
Mature Height 25 - 50 feet
Mature Spread 25 - 35 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Fall Color Yellow