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River Birch vs Water Birch (Red Birch)

Betula nigra

Betula Occidentalis

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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.

Water Birch, also known as Red Birch, is a waterside plant native to western North America. This multi-stemmed species is ideal for wetlands. It tolerates being planted in heavy clay and wet soil conditions.

This tree grows small enough for yards with limited space.

It is an attractive ornamental with reddish non-peeling bark.

RIVER BIRCH QUICK FACTS

WATER BIRCH (RED BIRCH) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 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
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Catkins: yes
Bark: dark gray-brown or pinkish-brown and scaly
Bark: non-peeling, shiny, reddish brown and marked with white horizontal streaks
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: black birch, water birch
Other Names: red birch


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