(Betula Nigra Northern)
The River Birch tree is an excellent tree for estates, parks, golf courses, campuses and other large areas. This tree is best grown in areas that are wet for most of the winter and dry in the summer and fall. The River Birch Tree grows medium to fast, reaching heights of 30 to 40 feet over a 20 year period. The River Birch Tree often grows to 40 to 70 feet in height.
Soil Type: Prefers moist soils. Found in the wild along stream banks and in swampy bottomlands. The River Birch Tree will survive in drier soils, although it reaches its maximum development in moist, fertile areas, acid soils.
Zones: 4 to 8
Germination Range: 50-70%
Stratification Requirement: 60 days cold moist stratification and slightly bury the seed.