River Birch has many different uses
River Birch tree is also known as Betula Niagra.Hardy planting zones are 4-9. The growth rate is around 36 inches per year. This is a great tree to use as a shade tree for a lawn. It will also grow well around bodies of water such as lakes and ponds. This tree is very versatile and will do well almost anywhere it is planted.
This tree grows to be 60 to 70 feet tall and can be 49 to 60 feet wide. It will grow well in areas that have full sunlight. This is a lovely and unique tree for a lawn or garden. The bark will look as if it is peeling away when growing. It will also have several trunks growing tightly together. This tree does well in areas that are very wet and moist. It will give great color during summer and falls months.
The River Birch Tree is both an excellent shade tree and resistant to flooding, making it a superb choice for landscaping near water, as it holds back riverbeds and helps to control erosion.
But this versatile tree is also resistant to drought, and unlike the White Birch variety, the River Birch Tree withstands heat well, thriving in hot and humid locations—but also withstands icy conditions. The cinnamon-colored bark is highly ornamental, as it sheds continually. The accumulated bark near the bottom of the tree deters weeds and other plants from growing near it. This oval-shaped tree features glossy green leaves with a silvery white underside, gold leaves in the fall, green or brown flowers in spring, and 1-3 inch fruit. Songbirds appreciate the small, plentiful seeds, while deer browse on the leaves. Fallen leaves disintegrate easily, making less raking necessary.
River Birch Tree Ships As – Bareroot Plant