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River Birch

Graceful, airy tree provides delightful dappled shade. Fabulous exfoliating bark provides interest year-round. Use as a landscape specimen or accent. A nice complement to dogwood and ligularia. Leaves turn vibrant yellow in fall. Vigorous and tolerant of wet, poorly drained soils.

Companion Plants

American Sweetgum


Norway Spruce

Plant Details

  • Common name

    River Birch

  • Botanical name

    Betula nigra

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 4 (-30°F) to USDA Zone 8 (10°F).

  • Light

    Part sun

  • Height

    30-40' (10-13 m)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    In spring

  • Water


  • Bloom Time

    No Bloom

  • Maintenance

    Spray light horticultural oil to kill insect eggs

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Becky P.'s collection