Betula nigra

River Birch

  • Beautiful exfoliating bark
  • Prefers moist sites, but tolerates clay soils
  • Height: 40-70 Feet
  • Spread: 40-60 Feet
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9

Interesting Notes:

Normally found in lowlands, River Birch planted in deep, rich soils will develop best, but it will also grow in clay soils.

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Attributes
Naturalizing
Rain Gardens and Bioswales
Specimen
Erosion Control
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Interesting Bark
Midwest Native
Habit
Perennial
Program
Grow Native!
MSD (Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District)
Plants of Merit
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