Betula nigra ‘Select’

(Select River Birch)



Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Selection of River Birch chosen for its lighter colored bark and large glossy dark green leaves. Peeling bark exposes mottled patches of cream, orange and pinkish-tan colors. A fast grower with yellow fall color.

Description

Easily grown average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. River birch is perhaps the most culturally adaptable and heat tolerant of the birches. Prefers moist, acidic, fertile soils including semi-aquatic conditions, but also tolerates drier soils. Consider using soaker hoses and bark mulches to keep the root zones cool and moist. Adapts well to heavy clay soils and will tolerate poor drainage. Avoid pruning in spring when the sap is running.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Select River Birch

Botanical Name

Betula nigra 'Select'

Container/Amount

15 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

40-70'

Width

40-60'

Soil Condition

Average to Wet Soils

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Spring

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

Yellow

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