Unique Features: This birch is native to the eastern U.S. ranging from New Hampshire to the Florida panhandle on the east and southern Minnesota to east Texas on the west. This varied environment makes the River Birch better suited to our area because it is more adaptable to heavy clay soils and more tolerant of heat than other birches. River Birches are one of the most disease resistant birches and also very resistant to bronze birch borer. Even with all the features Paper Birches will still do better with a northern or eastern exposure, consistent moisture and winter watering. A mulched planting area around the base of the will help the tree throughout the seasons. The River Birch is one the birches that will continue exfoliating bark during it lifespan.
- Cinnamon colored exfoliating bark
- Best in moist, but well draining soil. Don't forget to winter water!
- Resistant to bronze birch borer
- Somewhat fast grower (1-2' per year)
Mature Height: 40'-50'
Mature Spread: 40-50'