The River Birch tree is a fantastic tree for many reasons! It can be used as a shade tree, or add beautiful year round interest to your yard! They are beautiful year round but in winter the unique river birch peeling bark sticks out and it’s pretty to see in the winter when everything else looks bare. As its name suggests, the river birch naturally grows along riverbanks. But as a landscape tree, it can be planted almost anywhere in the U.S. The species is valued for its relatively rapid growth, tolerance of wetness and some drought, unique curling bark, spreading limbs, and relative resistance to birch borer.
The river birch has not yet reached the popularity of many maples and oaks, but it is well on its way. In 2002, one of its cultivars was even named the Urban Tree of the Year by the Society of Municipal Arborists.
To follow with your state regulations, we can not ship this plant to: Arizona, CA, AK & HI
Deliveries to WA, UT, ID, NV, MT, ND, SD MUST be shipped Bareroot.
average shipping height is 12” to 24”. We always send the tallest ones available that we have to you though. All of our trees ship Bareroot which means they will ship with no soil and no pot. This allows the plants to have a safer trip through the mail as well as to cut down on shipping costs majorly. The roots will be carefully removed from the pot they are growing in, and then wrapped in moist material with the roots sealed up to keep them moist during transit.
Name: River Birch
Other Names: Betula nigra
Grow Zone: 4 to 9
Growth Speed: Medium To Fast
Light Requirements: Full Sun To Partial Shade
Average Full Grown Height: 40' to 70'
Average Full Grown Width: 40 to 60'
Deciduous (loses Leaves) Or Evergreen (Holds Foilage All Year): Deciduous
Average Lifespan: 75 years