River Birch (Betula nigra)
- Voted Urban Tree of the Year
- Valued for its rapid growth
- Spreading canopy that produces dense shade
- Graceful drooping limbs
- Attracts small wildlife and is bird friendly
- One of the most adaptable and heat tolerant of the Birch trees
- Other common names include Black Birch, Water Birch
The River Birch, botanical name Betula nigra, is an attractive fast-growing deciduous tree from eastern United States that can grow to be a large tree with a spreading canopy and it can block sunlight while providing a nice and cool shady area during the warmer months in Texas! It’s quickly becoming one of the most popular landscape trees for designers and homeowners across the Western United States and we love to plant them in water gardens, urban gardens, wildlife gardens and bigger specimens are used as an amazing windbreak! Everyone loves the glossy green foliage and the attractive buff-colored peeling bark that creates a fantastic landscape scene with the graceful drooping limbs. Adding to the show are the bright yellow leaves in autumn that contrast beautifully with the showy silver bark. This is an excellent choice for adding visual interest and curb appeal to any landscape!
Easy to care for, the River Birch is able to tolerate just about any soil condition, making it an excellent choice for use in Houston landscapes. In nature, you’ll often find this tree growing near water, hence the common name, so it’s useful for planting where it can fill spaces in the landscape where nothing else seems to grow due to wet or heavy soil!. These trees love to grow where there is full sun exposure and once established, will have low to moderate water requirements.
If you’re looking for a bigger tree, come visit Moon Valley Nurseries, where you’ll find big, vibrant and healthy-looking River Birch trees for sale. We custom-grow our trees from our own premium quality specimens, so we can ensure that these are the best-looking, healthiest trees you’ll find anywhere in Texas!
With our professional planting and delivery service, we can get any sized order planted into your landscape and treated with specialized fertilizers that get your plants growing just right!