Usually having multiple, slightly leaning trunks, this tree will grow quickly to 30-40’ tall or more. Its open crown has graceful, drooping branches. Satiny reddish-brown bark peels to reveal lighter inner bark. This is the most heat-tolerant and trouble-free of birches. It does best in full sun or part shade in moist soil. It tolerates occasional flooding and Black Walnut. Also known as Red Birch and Black Birch.One 5-gallon pot curbside at WinterLand Nursery in Oregon, WI.
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