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Betula nigra

River birch

Betula nigra is a small-medium tree, native across the southeast. It is found in wet soils, often near rivers, as the common name of River birch suggests. It has attractive papery bark and is commonly cultivated. It prefers to be in wet soils, but can tolerate occasional dryness. Betula nigra is great for restoration projects, or as a specimen tree in a yard or on the street. It is a host plant to several native butterflies, and the seeds are eaten by many birds.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Betula nigra - 15 Gallon

River birch

2 in stock

Betula nigra - Tubling

River birch

294 in stock

$4.8420+ $2.42ea

Plant type

  • Tree / Shrub

Mature Height

  • Over 30'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FACW) Facultative wetland


  • Bird Supportive
  • Fast Growing / Vigorous
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Temporarily Inundated / Shallow Land
  • Riparian Zone
  • Upland
  • Riparian Buffer
  • Buffer
  • Bottomland Hardwood

Classification by Use

  • Erosion Control
  • Shade Tree
  • Showy Native
  • Stream Restoration
  • Street Tree