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Betula nigra

River Birch

  • »  Showy winter bark!
  • »  Beautiful form and graceful branching
  • »  Layered bark
  • »  Green foliage turns yellow in fall
  • »  Durable
  • »  Great for erosion control

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Beautiful form and graceful branching combine with satiny, silver bark. With some maturity, bark peels to reveal a cinnamon-brown layer that brings a delightful texture to the landscape. Rich, lime green foliage turns yellow in fall. Durable tree with the ability to thrive on moist sites. Great for erosion control.

Fall Color
Foliage Color
Maintenance and Care
Low Maintenance
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Full Sun
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Betula nigra

Tolerates most soil types. Water well the first year after planting to help establish in the landscape. Little pruning is required except to remove dead, diseased or crossing branches.