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River Birch

River Birch

River Birch

Betula nigra


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.


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Zone: 3a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Bark: dark gray-brown or pinkish-brown and scaly
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium

Other names: black birch, water birch

Tags: Accent Trees, All Items, Birch, Deciduous Trees, Native North America Plants, Ornamental Trees, Shade Trees, Winter Interest

Ships to Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes

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