Betula nigra "River Birch"
Betula nigra "River Birch"
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Betula nigra "River Birch"

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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.