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Betula nigra

Betula nigra

River birch, Black birch, Water birch, Red birch

synonym Betula rubra

Types of planting

Tree types

standard trees feathered trees multi-stemmed trees trees for climbing characteristic trees

Topiary on stem

fval multi-stem umbrella

Use

Location

avenue park central reservation roof garden large garden cemetery traffic areas, industrial zones countryside bioswale

Pavement

none none open open

Planting concepts

landscape planting

Characteristics

Crown shape

vase-shaped vase-shaped

Crown structure

semi-open semi-open

Height

18 - 20 m

Width

7 - 10 m

Winter hardiness zone

4A - 9B

Aspects

Wind

tolerant to wind slightly tolerant to coastal wind

Soil

loess sabulous clay peaty heavy clay light clay sand loamy soil all soils

Nutrient level

low in nutrients moderately rich in nutrients rich in nutrients

Soil moisture level

dry moist wet very wet

Light requirements

sun

pH range

acidic neutral

Host plant/forage plant

butterflies

Extreme environments

tolerates air pollution tolerates heat tolerant to short-term flooding

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Seasonal colours

Betula nigra seizoenskleur
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Flowers

Flowers

catkins striking pendulous

Flower colour

pale yellow

Flowering period

March - April

Leaves

Leaf colour

dark green underside grey-green

Leaves

deciduous ovate polished rough doubly serrate lobate

Autumn colour

golden yellow

Fruits

Fruit colour

brown

Fruits

catkins

Bark

Bark colour

cream pale brown dark brown

Bark

peeling

Twigs

Twig colour

red-brown

Twigs

with lenticels polished pendulous finely branched

Root system

Root system

shallow slightly branched many hair roots central root roots push up surface

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Winter hardiness zone
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Coastal area
OK
Use
Location
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Pavement
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Host plant/forage plant
OK
Planting concepts
OK
Types of planting
Tree types
OK
Multi-stemmed trees
OK
Crown structure
OK
Crown shape
OK
Topiary on stem
OK
Topiary
OK
Height
m
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m
OK
Width
m
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m
OK
Aspects
Wind
OK
Soil
OK
Nutrient level
OK
Soil moisture level
OK
Light requirements
OK
PH range
OK
Extreme environments
OK
Stage of succession
OK
Plant characteristics
Flowering period
January
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December
OK
Flower colour
OK
Leaf colour
OK
Autumn colour
OK
Fruit colour
OK
Bark colour
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Special features
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