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River Birch Tree

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Height At Maturity
Over 20 Feet
November 1st Through April 15th
Sun & Shade,
Shade, Deer Resistant, Fastest Growing Trees,
Shade, Deer Resistant, Fastest Growing Trees,
Shade, Deer Resistant, Fastest Growing Trees,
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Reviews (2)

  • 5
    Have tree will travel

    Posted by Sharyn Stanfield on 2nd Apr 2017

    There is not much to say is there until nex year. It arrived. In good shape with ice keep it water. Ask me again next year.

  • 3
    Great Find

    Posted by Joyce Palk on 4th Feb 2016

    We needed something else to go around our lake and boy I am glad that we chose this type of tree. We dont have to worry about watering it because it pulls all the moisture it needs from the lake since we planted it close to the edge.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April


River Birch Tree - Betula Nigra

River Birch got its name because of how common it was to find them near river banks. Despite it growing in that terrain in the wild it adapts well to other landscapes and can survive almost in any state in the United States. It's beloved for its fast growth, unique and exciting curling bark, its tolerance to water and drought as well as its large spreading limbs. In 2002 the Municipal Arborists named the River Birch Tree the Urban Tree of the Year.

River Birch Tree makes a perfect shade tree but is often considered an ornamental tree as well

During the early years of the tree, it will provide spotted light shade, but as it matures, it will be able to provide moderate shade. Its appeal is its interesting compliment on any scenery. As you observe this trees life, you will notice that it grows around 13 to 24 inches a year. The Betula Nigra loves the sunlight so when choosing a home for it find a spot that gets at minimum 6 hours of daylight. If it has to, it can tolerate some shade.

The River Birch shows the most success when it's grown in loamy, sandy, acidic, well-drained soils and clay soils. It can deal with a conservative amount of flooding and even a limited amount of drought. When the temperatures are hot, it will appreciate it if you provide additional watering. The leaves are somewhat triangular and are typically a deep green color. Whitetail deer and other browsing animals enjoy the foliage. Songbirds love the seeds that the trees produce. As the tree matures, the bark will become a cinnamon brown color that will curl and peel off in time.

River Birch Trees are also known as the most borer resistant birch available


River Birch