Betula Nigra, River Birch
River Birch Live Stakes grow into Trees that reach 40 Feet in Height
River Birch tree is great to have in your yard it provides a large amount of shade and it can be used for many different uses. It is also a beautiful tree all year long in the spring. The trunk is a cinnamon color and the leaves are bright green. In the summer it's trunk has more of a darker brown to it and darker leaves. Then in the fall it has a lighter brown tint to the trunk and the leaves change colors to red and orange. The winter is probably the most beautiful time for this tree it doesn't loose much of its leaves but it looses some and the trunk turns to a almost white color and the leaves turn to a very dark lustrous green color.
This tree is loved because it can grow in both dry conditions or wet. The only thing to avoid with this tree is soils with lots of alkalinity because it will not grow well in it. The River birch is classified as an ornamental tree, shade tree or flowering tree. The foliage is dark green with small white flowers. It has a fast growth rate and can grow up to 3 feet per year. It can be planted with both a male and female or alone.
River Birch live stakes are a good way to get this tree established.