River Birch (Betula Nigra) is a beautiful deciduous tree with unique bark that has the ability to grow in dry to wet locations.  River Birch is a very popular tree  that is used in both landscaping and land restoration.  It is a Native plant to the East Coast of the United States from Florida to Maine and as far west as Minnesota.  River Birch comes in single stem or multi-stem (clump) varieties.

Growth Rate

  • Medium to fast, 12″ to 24″ per year

Mature Height

  • 25 – 35 Ft in height and 15 Ft in width

Sun Preference

  • Full sun and partial shade are best for this tree, meaning it prefers a minimum of 4 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.

Soil Requirements

  • The river birch grows well in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained, wet and clay soils. It will tolerate moderate flooding as well as some drought.

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