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BETULA nigra
Black Birch, River Birch


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:: Betulaceae :: BETULA :: nigra
  • Type of products available: 0/1/1P1L STEM

Main asset

Often clump shape revealing its original bark. Light foliage.


Prune lower branches so as to show the bark

Tree with red-brown bark peeling off in shreds, becoming black or gray-white and cracked with age. Bright green leaves yellowing in autumn.

  • Uses: Parks, pond side, large gardens

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: pyramidal
  • Height: 18 m x 12 m (60 ft x 40 ft)
  • Growth: fast
  • Flowering period: March

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : red-brown then grey-white
  • Foliage shape: diamond-shaped
  • Foliage colour: light green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: yellow
  • Flowers shape: catkins


  • Soil type: not too dry
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 30 °C (-22 °F - USDA zone 4b)