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River Birch vs Dwarf Birch

Betula nigra

Betula pumila

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River Birch
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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.

Dwarf Birch, also known as Bog Birch for its common occurrence in wet areas, is a small deciduous shrub native to North America.

Common in riparian zones and boreal forests across Western Canada. It is a common reclamation species.

This species is often used by local artisans to twist into shapes like willow and make decorative hearts, circles, etc.

RIVER BIRCH QUICK FACTS

DWARF BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: red-orange
Bark: dark gray-brown or pinkish-brown and scaly
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: black birch, water birch


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no