RIVER BIRCH (BETULA NIGRA)
A tree with lots of texture and interest in the bark. Yellowish bark curls and peels from the trunk. As a result, this is a frequently-used landscaping plant. Often grows in multi-trunk specimen. River birch has a pyramidal to oval shape. Foliage is shinny green in summer, turning yellow in fall. Native from Minnesota to Florida. Moderate to fast growth rate. Prefers moist soils but tolerates dry soils. Prefers rich soils. Mature height will reach 40-70 feet and have width of 30-50 feet. FULL SUN.