Betula nigra


Michigan Native: Yes


Alternative Names

Japanese red birch, black birch, red birch, water birch



Birch family (Betulaceae). River birch is a deciduous medium to large-sized native tree. The leaves are alternate, double serrated, wedge-shaped, and sharp pointed. The flowers are unisexual, borne in separate male and female catkins on the same tree. The bark is light brown to buff, paperlike; exfoliating on young trees, turning to scaly bark on older trees.


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Birch, River

SKU: SP-Dec-BirR
  • 8-15 inches tall