Betula nigra, commonly called river birch, is a vigorous, fast-growing, medium-sized, deciduous tree which occurs on floodplains, swampy bottomlands and along streams. In cultivation, it can be trained as either a single trunk or multi-trunked tree. As a single trunk tree, it develops a pyramidal habit when young, but matures to a more rounded shape typically growing 40-70' tall.
Height: 40 - 70'
Width: 40 - 60'
Spacing: 4 - 5'
Exposure: Full Sun (6+ Hours) or Part Sun (4 to 6 Hours)
Water Needs: Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.