River Birch - Betula nigra

 
FAMILY - Betulaceae
CULTURE - Part shade
FLOWER - Inconspicuous
FOLIAGE - Green above, whitish beneath, 1-3 inches long, serrated alternate
FORM - Upright and open
FRUIT - Brown samara in late spring
GROWTH RATE - Moderate
HARDINESS - Hardy throughout state
MOISTURE - High
PRUNING - None
SIZE - Grows 15-30 feet tall, spread 15-25 feet
SOIL - Medium drainage, medium fertility
TEXTURE - Medium
USE - Specimen
VARIETIES - 'Heritage' - whitish bark with deep green leaves