Betula nigra

 

Michigan Native: Yes

 

Alternative Names

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

 

Description

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.

 

Download USDA Plant Guide HERE

 

https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=BENI

Birch, River

SKU: SP-Dec-BirR
$4.00Price
  • 8-15 inches tall