Betula nigra – River Birch


One 3-gallon (single stems) or 5-gallon (clumps) pot curbside at McKay Nursery in Oregon, WI.

Plant Height: 36′-72′

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Now available in single or multiple 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. Single stems are 3-gallon and multiple are 5-gallon pots for pickup at McKay Nursery in Oregon, WI.

Photo credit: Karen Deaton

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Single or Clumped

clumped, single