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River Birch Trees

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Description

The River Birch (Betula Nigra) is considered both a shade tree and an ornamental tree. Grows to a height of 40–70′ and a spread of 40–60′ at maturity. This tree grows at a medium to fast rate, with height increases of anywhere from 13″ to more than 24″ per year. 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 and unique curling bark. Grows well in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained, wet and clay soils. It will tolerate moderate flooding as well as some drought. River Birch can be planted to create a multi-trunk effect by planting 2-3 trees in the same hole.

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

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