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Betula nigra 'Little King'

FOX VALLEY® RIVER BIRCH

Breeder
Buy Fox Valley® River Birch online. This dwarf river birch was selected in Oswego, Illinois based on its eye-catching compact growth habit. Because of the its growth habit, it tends to have a more shrub-like appearance than other types of Birch. It has also proven adaptable to various soil types as well as resistant to pests and diseases. Besides its unique and outstanding growth habit, it also displays attractive salmon-orange and cinnamon red patterns from its exfoliating bark. This trait begins at an early age. Though not the most vigorous grower, in a good environment you can expect 8 to 10' of growth in both height and spread within ten years.

Height:

8-10 Feet

Spread:

8-10 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

3-8

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • White
  • Brown
Bark Type*
  • Exfoliating
  • Smooth
Brand*
  • Garden Debut
  • Pennsylvania Gold Medal Award Winners
  • Chicagoland Grows
Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - Low Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
Growth Habit*
  • Ornamental/Medium Growing
  • Upright Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Light Yellow/Brilliant Yellow
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Birds
Plant Type*
  • Tree
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Adapts Well to Wet Areas
  • Moist
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Average
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
Propagation Methods*
  • Graft
Season of Interest*
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Year-Round
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Accent Plant
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Provides Shade
  • Under Power Lines
  • Privacy/Hedge/Living Fence
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Betula is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

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