As its name suggests, the river birch naturally grows along river banks. But as a landscape tree, it can be planted almost anywhere in the U.S. The species is valued for its relatively rapid growth, tolerance of wetness and some drought, unique curling bark, spreading limbs and relative resistance to birch borer. 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. Multi-trunked trees form a more irregular crown and are generally considered to be the superior growth habit for this species. Salmon-pink to reddish brown bark exfoliates to reveal lighter inner bark. Leathery, diamond-shaped, medium to dark green leaves (1.5-3.5" long) with doubly toothed margins turn yellow in fall. Monoecious flowers appear in drooping, brownish male catkins and smaller, upright, greenish female catkins. Specifications: Family of Betula nigra 'River Birch'; Soil: Acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained, wet & clay soils. Will tolerate moderate flooding as well as some drought; Full Sun/Part Shade; Growth rate is Medium to Fast; Hardiness zone 4-9.
Just in, great healthy River Birch multi-trunk trees, ready for immediate shipping in a 6 pack.
All orders to California will be shipped bare root in accordance with their state regulations.
An unique tree, with its salmon-pink reddish brown bark.
A beautiful tree to plant in a lawn, park or on business properties.
River Birch is known for its rapid growth. Can be planted almost anywhere in the US.