The heights we list are after we prune your tree.
Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.
We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.
Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.
Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.
It is easy to understand why the River Birch is such a popular tree.
• Fast growing (up to 2-3 feet a year).
• Adapts to various soil types.
• Quick source of shade with unique peeling bark
This distinctive tree is easy to grow and can be found adding character in nicely landscaped yards from Minnesota to Florida.
It adapts well to both wet and dry planting sites and tolerates modest drought and mild floods.
River Birch is resistant to strong wind and ice due to the strength of their branches and limbs. If you have severe ice storms, this is the tree for you.
You will love the unique colors of the delicate bark adds to your yard. The natural peeling effect exposes flakes of salmon or cinnamon under the top light taupe outer skin.
With this texture and interest on the trunk, you’ll enjoy great winter interest with River Birch planted where you can enjoy its delicate beauty through the windows of your home.
River Birch is a truly beautiful tree for all seasons… made so popular in many states because it is adaptable to almost all growing zones across the country.
You can grow this tree in any state in the US.
Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.
Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area. Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free. Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.
We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.
Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your River Birch.
If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.
First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.
Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.
Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.
Next, separate the roots of your River Birch gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.
The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.
Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.
To make it just right, use a level.
As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.
Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.
Water your River Birch again after the transplant is complete.
To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.
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