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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.

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
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
Suckering: low
Suckering: none





Other Names: black birch, water birch