River Birch, Betula nigra

  • Deciduous
  • Native to: NC Statewide
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Growth Rate: moderate to rapid
  • Mature Size: 40’-70’ tall, 40’-60’ spread
  • Moisture Requirements: will wilt under drought conditions, moderate water needed
  • Exposure: full sun to part shade
  • Soil: acidic well-drained soils
  • Wildlife Benefits: white tailed deer eat young twigs and buds
  • Container Size/Price: 5 gallon, $15
                                         10 gallon, $25
                                         30 gallon, $50
       

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Photos courtesy of Will Cook