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River Birch vs European White Birch

Betula nigra

Betula pendula

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River Birch
European White Birch

River Birch has beautiful, peeling, brown bark that reveals camel-colored and pink beneath. It is more borer resistant than white bark birches, which makes it a much longer-lived landscape tree.

European White Birch is a mid-sized shade tree native to Eurasia. This deciduous tree has a pyramidal form when young, maturing into a rounded crown with arched branches and drooping branchlets.

The trunk is slender, with white bark featuring black diamond-shaped lenticels. European White Birch is an ideal landscape tree for parks and gardens.

Similar to the Cutleaf Weeping Birch, this species is a popular ornamental.

RIVER BIRCH QUICK FACTS

EUROPEAN WHITE BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: bright yellow
Bark: dark gray-brown or pinkish-brown and scaly
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: black birch, water birch
Other Names: silver birch, weeping birch


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes