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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Brown
  • White
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
  • Exfoliating
Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - Low Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Light Yellow/Brilliant Yellow
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Birds
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Tree
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Average
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Adapts Well to Wet Areas
  • Moist
Propagation Methods*
  • Graft
Season of Interest*
  • Early Spring
  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Year-Round
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Southern States
  • Tolerates Dappled Shade in Northern States
  • Tolerates Dappled Shade in Southern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
Uses*
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Wind/Dust Break
  • Provides Shade
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Very easy to grow, adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your tree the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

Interesting Notes

Peeling bark creates year round interest in the landscape. A good Birch tree for northern states.

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CITY SLICKER RIVER BIRCH

Betula nigra 'Whit XXV'
PP16573 Plant propagation prohibited

Buy City Slicker River Birch online. A beautifully selected cultivar with good vigor,drought tolerance,and exceptionally white bark. Leaves are dark green in summer and turn yellow-gold in fall. A Carl Whitcomb selection, who is also the breeder of the Whitcomb Crapemyrtles.

Mature Height:

40-70 Feet

Mature Spread:

40-60 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Betulaceae · Common Name: Birch

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend www.dripdepot.com for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.

Purchase CITY SLICKER RIVER BIRCH Online

Root Pouch 2 gallon

SKU: 10910

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
(3-4 ft tall)
(0 units available now)

Standard Package Single stem Grown in Root Pouch®.



$75.00

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Root Pouch 5 gallon

SKU: 10909

(5.098 gallons / 19.3 liters)
(4-5 ft tall)
(15 units available now - S)

Standard Package Multi-stem Grown in Root Pouch®.



$140.00

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Very pleased!


Beth
Charlotte, NC
November 2016

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