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River Birch

Botanical Name
Betula nigra
Hardiness
Zones 3b to 9
Height
40 to 70 feet
Width
40 to 60 feet
Flowers
Catkins
Fruit
Nutlets born on 1 to 1.5" catkins
Fall Color
Yellow
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, acidic
Planting & Care
  • Transplant as balled and burlap
  • Does well in areas that are prone to temporary flooding
  • Avoid pruning in spring to prevent bleeding
  • Borer resistant
  • Moderately salt tolerant
Problems
Chlorotic in alkaline soils, leaf miner, leaf spot
Varieties
  • Graceful Arms - semi-weeping form
  • Cully - salmon bark that resists turning grey and furrowed with age
  • Little King - compact, dense branching, 10x12'

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