River Birch Tree

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Latin Name- Betula Nigra Hardy Planting Zone- 4-7 Mature Height- 40-70 ft Width-15-25 Sun or Shade- Full to Partial Sunlight

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River Birch Tree


River Birch Tree - Betula nigra. Native to the eastern areas of the United States, the River Birch is a fast growing, prevalent birch tree. It can grow at a rate of two to three feet every year. The River Birch can reach between 30 to 50 feet in height and 25 to 40 feet in width. It can quickly adapt to both dry and wet soil and is drought tolerant. Its sturdy branches make the tree resistant to both wind and ice. If the bark peels, it displays a beautiful salmon-colored skin underneath. It is adorned with glossy, green leaves that are triangular and are two to three inches in length. The River Birch tends to grow naturally near river banks but can be grown almost anywhere in the United States.

River Birch Tree is part of the birch family of trees. As its name suggests, you will often find this beautiful and unique tree growing along the sides of riverbanks, but it is a tolerant tree that can be used in a variety of settings. Its cinnamon colored, curling bark is distinctive of its species and makes it both an ornamental and a shade tree. The River Birch seedlings can be delivered to your home or yard and used for shade, decoration or on hillsides and riverbanks to prevent erosion. Once the seedlings mature you will see brown and green catkins growing in April and May, then the tree will produce tiny nutlets May until June. River Birch is a favorite. What a favorite and beautiful tree! Many are drawn to the ornamental appeal of the gentle limbs and unique bark. The cinnamon-colored bark appears to be peeling away from the trunk. Multiple trunks grow closer to one another. River Birch Is A Hardy Tree. River Birch trees are very tolerant and can grow well in both wet and dry soils, but very alkaline soils should be avoided. Compared to others, this tree is considered short-lived. With its brilliantly colored leaves in the fall, this tree is a beauty to behold. River Birch is excellent to plant near swamps or river's edge. Because this tree thrives with sufficient water, this tree can make an excellent addition to a river bank or muddy area. No significant pests are attracted to this tree. It is commonly referred to as perennial. In the Spring, this tree starts its active growth period.


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River Birch Tree

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