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Birch (River)

Betula nigra
river birch

A reliable, vigorous performer. This tree is native to stream banks in the eastern deciduous forest and is usually found growing in the wild with multiple stems, however, single stem specimens are less susceptible to breakage when mature. Bark is cream-colored when young, aging to a scaly salmon color, which, if not spectacular, is still respectably ornamental. Often planted without enough consideration for its rapid growth and potential large size, often reaching 50’ in height with a 40’ spread. Fall color is a respectable yellow. Resistant to Bronze Birch Borer and Birch Leaf Miner. May become chlorotic on high Ph soils.

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