River Birch Tree


River Birch (Betula nigra) is a medium sized fast growing tree. The tree is very attractive with multi colored bark. River Birch sap is used to make birch beer and vinegar. River Birch tree is a great choice as an ornamental tree as it can be planted in many different climates and soil conditions across North America. It is tolerant of different soil types, but grows especially well in wet sites. It is typically used to help reduce stream bank erosion.

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General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.

A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.