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- Latin Name- Betula Nigra Hardy Planting Zone- 4-7 Mature Height- 40-70 ft Width-15-25 Sun or Shade- Full to Partial Sunlight
Here's how your plants will look on arrival. All plants are dormant with no leaves or foliage.
River Birch Seedlings - Betula Nigra
The River Birch tree is a prevalent type of tree that is found in America. This kind of tree grows in any soil from clay to sandy loam. It is the type of the tree that is commonly growing on river banks. River birch can grow from forty to sixty feet tall. It requires an average rainfall and wet rainfall to make it thrive well under different conditions. River birch blooms during April and may as it easy to differentiate the gender of the birch tree. For male birch tree it blooms brown during that period, and for a female, the tree blooms green. During the flowering time, it is showy bright and attractive to the eyes. As you know for it to thrive, it will require the sun and shady sun for it to grow well.
The birch tree is the most readily known tree to adapt to any soil for it prefers acidic soil and semi-aquatic place so that it can do well. This type of tree when cultivated it can be either single or multi-trunked. When this kind of tree grows and mature it takes the shape of a pyramid that is shady and beautiful that it is when it is single. But when it becomes more than one trunk, it makes the irregular way that is seen as the best birch tree. It has the different color for its exfoliating tree bark; the outer bark can be salmon pink to reddish that will be revealing its inner bark which is lighter, the leaves of river birch are leathery and diamond shaped, they are not big they are medium dark green leaves which are about three inches long. All these leaves turn yellow during fall. The male tree appears to drop brownish catkins while the female is seen to be losing small green catkins.