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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Brown
  • White
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
  • Exfoliating
Brand*
  • Pennsylvania Gold Medal Award Winners
  • Chicagoland Grows
  • Garden Debut
Cultural Information*
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - Low 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*
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Adapts Well to Wet Areas
  • Moist
Propagation Methods*
  • Graft
Season of Interest*
  • Early Spring
  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Year-Round
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Southern States
  • Tolerates Dappled Shade in Northern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Tolerates Dappled Shade in Southern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Provides Shade
  • Under Power Lines
  • Privacy/Hedge/Living Fence
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Accent Plant
 

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 a free fertilizer packet.

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FOX VALLEY® RIVER BIRCH

Betula nigra 'Little King'

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.

Mature Height:

8-10 Feet

Mature Spread:

8-10 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

3-8

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 FOX VALLEY® RIVER BIRCH Online

Root Pouch 2 gallon

SKU: 10958

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
(73 units available now - S)

Standard Package Shrub Form Grown in Root Pouch®.



$75.00

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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 7879

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
(18-24 inches tall)
(0 units available now)

Standard Package Multi-stem



$115.00

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Root Pouch 5 gallon

SKU: 10884

(5.098 gallons / 19.3 liters)
(18-24 inches tall)
(0 units available now)

Standard Package Multi-stem Grown in Root Pouch®.



$115.00

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Root Pouch 5 gallon

SKU: 10959

(5.098 gallons / 19.3 liters)
(2-3 ft tall)
(0 units available now)
(13 units arriving on 4/1/18) (?)
large package Multi-stem Grown in Root Pouch®.



$115.00

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Root Pouch 5 gallon

SKU: 10960

(5.098 gallons / 19.3 liters)
(12-18 inches tall)
(0 units available now)
(27 units arriving on 4/1/18) (?)
large package Shrub Form Grown in Root Pouch®.



$115.00

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