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River Birch vs Ironwood Tree

Betula nigra

Ostrya virginiana

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River Birch
Ironwood Tree

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.

Ironwood Tree is one of the strongest and most resilient trees you will find in North America. In fact, it has the hardest and most dense wood of any North American tree. Prized for its oval shaped canopy and showy winter trunk, this striking shade tree will make a beautiful addition to any yard. Make sure you do not plant near roads as it is highly salt sensitive.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

RIVER BIRCH QUICK FACTS

IRONWOOD TREE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: any
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Catkins: yes
Bark: dark gray-brown or pinkish-brown and scaly
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: black birch, water birch


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