River BirchBetula nigra 60-80' x 40-60'
With its graceful silhouette and attractive bark, river birch is a highly prized ornamental. Grows to be a very large rounded tree. Found along stream banks and riparian areas where conditions are wet in winter and spring, dry in summer and fall.
Dark green summer foliage turns yellow in autumn before dropping. The beautiful reddish-brown exfoliating bark reveals the equally ornamental multi-shaded inner bark.
Leaves, twigs and bark traditionally used to treat various stomach ailments. Birds eat the seeds and deer browse the foliage. Wood not as valuable as other birch.
Prefers moist acid soil. Fast growing, trouble free. Native to eastern U.S. Z4. Maine Grown. (2-4' bare-root trees)
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