River Birch

River Birch

Betula nigra

Height: 30

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Featured Plant Category: Rain Gardens

Bloom Time: April to May

Bloom Color: Green

Soil Moisture: Moist to medium

Soil Type: Prefers acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained and clay soils

Light Requirements: Part shade to shade

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9



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An attractive, vigorous, moisture-loving tree. Tolerating heat better than other birch species, its range extends all the way to northern Florida. Prefers a damp environment, but can grow on higher land as well. Often selected as an ornamental tree in the landscape for its beautiful exfoliating bark, and multi-stemmed trunk. Many species of birds use it to nest, and as a food source. Native Americans boiled sap from the tree to use like maple syrup. This is a very adaptable, all-around great tree.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 5.5 × 30 in

40 to 70'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

April to May

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Moist to medium

Soil Type

Prefers acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained and clay soils.

Light Requirements

Part shade to shade

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

black birch, water birch