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Botanical name: Betula nigra
Other names: Black birch, River birch
Species: B. nigra - B. nigra is a medium sized, deciduous tree with decorative, grey, peeling pappery bark. It has small, green leaves that turn yellow in autumn.
Betula nigra is: Deciduous
Flower: Yellow in Spring
Foliage: Green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn
Fruit: Brown in Summer
Habit: Open branches, Broadly conical
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Propagation methods: Grafting, Softwood cuttings, Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Betula nigra (Black birch) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 12m after 20-50 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Foliage only, Woodland
Cultivation: Grows well in a wide range of soils and situations.
|This plant likes...||Garden match|
|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained, Moisture-retentive|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
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