River Birch Live Stakes

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Minimum Purchase:
100 units
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What we ship: Click here to see what your bare root plants and trees will look like upon arrival. They will come up and bloom like product images shown.

Height At Maturity
Over 20 Feet
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Year Round
Sun & Shade,

Reviews (3)

  • 5
    River Birch Live Staks

    Posted by Helen Oneil on 27th Aug 2019

    These arrived in great shape and packaged nicely. I got them planted.. Can't wait to see what they look like in the spring.

  • 5
    River Birch Live Staks

    Posted by Michael Boston on 22nd Aug 2019

    Got the planted all around the yard. Excited to watch them grow.

  • 4
    Must have

    Posted by Reagan Rogers on 20th Feb 2016

    I highly will tell anyone to get these live stakes because they are all the same size and will grow together.

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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 Year Round


River Birch Live Stakes – Betula nigra

The River Birch Live Stakes is known for its distinctive bark, and its unique, attractive appearance makes it a favorite for landscaping use. The bark is thin on young trees with free layers of curling bark that later form into thick, irregular plates. The River Birch Live Stakes is moderate to slow growing and can reach a height of 49-82 ft. It is tolerant of warmer areas, and its native range includes southern New Hampshire to northern Florida, to the Mississippi River Valley. It prefers wet ground on flood plains or near water sources but can grow on higher land, and can be used for erosion control.

River Birch Live Stakes grows best on wet ground; it can grow at higher elevations.

It can be used as an ornamental tree as many love the appearance of the rough peeling bark. It is capable of growing up to 100 feet but commonly remains near 80 feet. It is seen in floodplains swamps bogs and marshes all across the United States. It also is a sap-producer although it is used mainly for sweeteners and not syrups. It produces fruit late in the spring which is enjoyed by birds. Choose Trees like the River Birch to Enjoy for Homes and gardens. Have a home or garden? These types of trees are excellent to landscape around fixtures like this. They are a native tree, so you know they will be very hardy, and they will eventually reseed themselves and Form new trees.

River Birch Live Stakes are an excellent source to provide shade to your home and garden.

Do you have a house or yard? This type of tree will shade homes and gardens which make them great places to be in the summertime. Some people like to plant trees around gardens and their houses because of them being homes for animals. It makes homes and yards look great.

River Birch Tree 

The Betula nigra, or river birch, is a species of a birch tree that is native to the Eastern U.S. It grows from New Hampshire to southern Minnesota down to Texas and Florida. Although most birches are cold-weather trees, the river birch is heat-tolerant. Therefore, this particular type of birch thrives in zones 6 and below. 


 Growing up to 80 to 100 feet tall with a trunk ranging from 20 to 60 inches in diameter, the base of the tree may be divided into multiple slender trunks. The bark of a river birch tree changes from youth to maturity to old age. Young river birches have a bark that ranges from salmon pink to brownish-gray as the tree grows and matures, its bark transitions to reddish-brown with a dark gray base. The scales on the tree also become closely-pressed into thick plates. In old age, the scales become divided into deep furrows and are thicker toward the base of the tree's trunk. Leaves grow from 1 1/2 to 3 1/4 inches long and 1 1/4 to 2 1/4 inches broad. On the topside of the leaves is dark green while the underside is a light greenish-yellow color. The river birch bears fruit that matures in late spring.


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