Betula nigra (River Birch)

The gracefully branched river birch with satiny, silver bark that peels to reveal a cinnamon-brown trunk beneath.


Landscape size: 40-70 feet

Bloom Color: Brown (male) green (female)

Bloom Time: April to May


Growing Conditions

  • Light Requirement: Full sun to part shade
  • Soil Moisture: Medium to wet
    • Soil Description: Moist, acidic, fertile soils including semi-aquatic conditions, but also tolerates drier soils.
  • Host to Mourning Cloak and Dreamy Duskywing Butterfly