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Betula nigra

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Trees, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist, wet

Soil Description: acid, rich, loam, clay

Height: 30'-60'

Bloom Time: March, April, May

Bloom Color: green, brown

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: fall interest, ornamental foliage, showy fruit, stream margin plant, swamp plant

Betula nigra (river birch)
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Description

Betula nigra

Also known as:

river birch

,

black birch

,

red birch

,

water birch

Scientific Synonyms:

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Threatened: NH

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Hamamelididae
Order Fagales
Family Betulaceae Birch family
Genus Betula birch
Species Betula nigra river birch