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River Birch vs Amur Maackia

Betula nigra

Maackia amurensis

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River Birch
Amur Maackia

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.

Amur Maackia is a robust and pretty tree often used for urban decoration and landscaping. This tree has coppery peeling bark that can sometimes resemble lace. Its upright clusters of small white flowers usually bloom in midsummer. Amur Maackia's Small size makes it a great choice for small yards or limited space.

RIVER BIRCH QUICK FACTS

AMUR MAACKIA QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: brown
Flowers: upright clusters of small white flowers
Bark: dark gray-brown or pinkish-brown and scaly
Bark: shiny copper colour shedding in curls
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: low
Suckering: low





Other Names: black birch, water birch
Other Names: maackia