- Latin Name- Betula Nigra Hardy Planting Zone- 4-7 Mature Height- 40-70 ft Width-15-25 Sun or Shade- Full to Partial Sunlight
River Birch 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. Trees are an excellent source to provide shade to your home and garden. Do you have a house or garden? 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 gardens look great.