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botanical name:
Betula nigra
Betula nigra © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  River Birch, Black Birch
family:  Betulaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 20.00m
width: 10.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
stem/bark: buff
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
description:
Attractive tree for damp or wet ground. Neat growing habit and the distinctive flaking bark is light brown, creamy tan, orange, pink and black. Diamond-shaped, glossy green leaves, turning yellow in autumn. Brown-yellow male catkins in early spring.

cultivation:
Moist or wet soil in sun or light dappled shade.

propagation:
From seed.

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