River Birch

Betula nigra

River Birch bark young River birch fall River Birch leaf River Birch summer

Height: 40-50′
Width: 30-40′

Shape: Oval
Foliage: Dark green

Fall Foliage: Golden yellow
Exposure: Full sun

Zone: 4-8

This river bottom native also does well on upland soils. Resistant to bronze birch borer, it has nice yellow fall color, and attractive cinnamon-brown exfoliating bark for an interesting winter effect. Clumps have three or more stems.

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Rain garden plant, attracts wildlife and good in moist locations

Photos courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Dammann’s Garden and Lawn and Utah State Univ.