Common Name: Birch, River

Scientific Name: Betula nigra

Zone: 4

Height: 40-60'

Width: 30-40'

Shape: Oval

Foliage: Dark green

Flower: Catkins

Light Requirements: Sun/light shade

Fall Color: Yellow

Fruit: Nutlet

Description: A native pyramidal to oval headed tree with cinnamon-brown exfoliating bark. Prefers moist soils. Resistant to bronze birch borer. Susceptible to birch leaf miner, but can be easily controlled by spraying.