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Common Name: River Birch

Species Name: Betula nigra

Family Name: Betulaceae





Plant Facts  
Origin North America
Sun Preference Full Sun
Susceptibility Leaf spot, none serious



ID Characteristics

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 40-foot diameter, 60-foot height
    • Leaves: Alternate, simple, 1.5-3.5 inches long, 1-2.5 inches wide,
      rhombic-ovate, sharp-pointed, serrate



Soil Preference Fertile; native to stream banks and swampy bottomlands
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone
Notes Chlorosis in high pH soils; not drought tolerant


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