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Betula Nigra River Birch Tree
River Birch tree. Can grow fast and large and sheds it's bark. Pretty but messy. Don't plant too close to the house. It's roots can spread very far out from the trunk.
Betula nigra ‘Heritage’ (River Birch) … gorgeous peeling bark, pest resistance and a graceful shape.
Betula nigra (River Birch) is quite popular here in the midwest. Makes a great centerpiece for a landscape bed or around a small pond/water feature.
Birch slightly more drought resistant
Heritage River Birch (Betula nigra 'Heritage') at Gertens
If You Have Wet Soil, Consider Planting a River Birch (Betula nigra)
Betula nigra River Birch