$30.00 – $200.00
Plants are between 12-18″ in height.
River Birch is a native tree to the United States. River Birch is a type of deciduous tree that is wonderful for moist, wet soils. It is relatively disease resistant. It makes an excellent tree for urban environments and can be managed easily. River Birch is a specimen tree that has an exfoliating bark that exposes the inner bark which can be colored gray-brown to cinnamon brown to reddish brown and salmon pink. For these reasons, it is an excellent tree for home landscaping. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun|
|Leaves:||Leaves alternate and are simple, 1.5-3.5″ long, sharp pointed, and lustrous green. .75-2.5″ long, Leaves change to yellow in fall and soon after drop.|
|Size:||40 to 70′ and may reach 90′ in height; spread 40 to 60′|
|Hardiness:||Zone 4-9. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||Pyramidal to oval-headed in youth, often rounded in outline at maturity; the trunk is usually divided into several large arching branches close to the ground; the tree is more handsome when grown as a multi-stemmed specimen.|
|Rate:||Medium to Fast, over a 20 year period can be expected to grow 30 to 40′|
|Flowers:||Male in 2 to 3″ long, slender dark brown catkins.|
|Diseases & Insects:||Probably the most trouble free birch but, in moist years, significant leaf spot is common that causes premature defoliation of older leaves.|
|Landscape Value:||Very handsome specimen tree for estates, parks, golf courses, campuses and other large ares; particularly well suited to areas which are wet a portion of the year yet may be quite dry in the summer and fall; handsome for bark character and should receive wider landscape use as it becomes better known; River Birch is being planted more widely in the South.|
|Soil Preference:||Best adapted to moist soils and is usually found in the wild along stream banks and in swampy bottomlands which are periodically flooded; will survive in drier soils although reaches its maximum development in moist, fertile areas; prefers an acidic soil (6.5 or below).|
|Care:||Don’t prune this birch and other birches until summer as they are “bleeders” and should not be cut when sap is flowing.|
|Fertilization:||Fertilization is beneficial only when nutrients are lacking. A soil test should provide you with the nutrient levels with in the ground.|
Terms & Conditions of Sale:
The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
For a quote on larger quantities, please call or email us. We ship via Priority Mail from zip-code 37111.
We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
Refund Policy: At Boyd Nursery Company we strive to always provide quality plant stock in superb condition. We reserve the right to determine if the plant material was cared for properly after leaving our greenhouses. Over or under watering, exposure to adverse temperature swings and weather conditions, incorrect planting or improper cultural conditions will void any effort of refunding your plant purchase. Full or partial replacement or refund will be at the discretion of Boyd Nursery Company following examination of the plant material in question.
If you have questions prior to purchase or have uncertainties in maintenance and proper methods of care for the plant stock purchased, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately with any questions. By contacting us, we can work to rectify the situation before it becomes irreversible.