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River Birch Tree

Betula nigra

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River Birch Tree

Betula nigra

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Special Features
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Attractive Bark
Easy Care
Tolerates Acidic Soil

Botanical Name

Betula nigra

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Birch trees have a special charm and beauty and the River Birch is a medium-sized tree that usually grows to around 40 feet or more in height. It will grow 2 feet a year, and even 3 feet a year in warmer areas, so it rapidly matures into an attractive specimen that will grow from zone 4 through zone 9. It has attractive peeling bark in many shades of pink, red and tan and makes a lovely picture in the garden, when in leaf and during the winter months too.

• Quick growing for new landscapes
• Perfect choice for damp and low-lying areas
• Wonderful decorative bark
• Easy to grow in any garden
• Best Birch tree for warmer areas

River Birch is especially useful for wet, clay soils and will even grow in flooded areas, as well as growing in regular garden conditions. If you are looking for a hardy, easy-to-grow tree that will fit into any garden and add charm all year round, or if you already know birch trees and need one for a hotter region, then the River Birch is an ideal choice.