River Birch is found in moist soils, often within a few feet of year-round streams.  It can grow to 35 feet tall but usually is shorter in thicket clumps such as the one this three inch diameter trunk is part of.  Clusters of stems merge at their base and older, multiple-trunked trees appear to be perched on a pedestal.

Height: 15 - 30 feet.

Width: 10 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity Less than 50 years.

Leaves Ovate, Medium Green, Gold, Deciduous.

Sunset Zones 1 - 7 and 10.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 10.


Western River Birch