- Common Name(s):
- River birch
- Duraheat, Little King Fox Valley (dwarf), Heritage, Summer Cascade (weeping), Shiloh Splash (variegated foliage)
- Native Plants, Trees
Multi-trunk is desired; native; graceful branching; easy to transplant; best not to prune in spring- sap "bleeds"; heat tolerant; cinnamon brown, exfoliating bark; may drop some leaves during dry weather; seeds attract birds. This tree is resistant to damage by deer.
- 40-70 ft.
- Fruiting catkins
- Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil; will tolerate damp soil
- Fine to medium
- Pyramidal when young; upright; open; thin twigs
- 40-60 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Moderate to rapid
- 2- to 3.5-inch, alternate, simple leaf; modest yellow fall color
NCCES plant id: 1921