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River Birch Select

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$149.99
  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 30 - 40 Feet
  • Mature Spread 20 - 25 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3 - 9

Hailing from the Southeastern United States, the River Birch Select is a stunning tree and ideal for wet soil. Also called Betula nigra ‘Select’, its peeling bark and glossy green foliage provide year-round interest. A hardy birch, the River Birch Select grows to around 30 to 40 feet tall and even develops lovely fall color as the leaves turn from green to orange and red before dropping. 

The River Birch Select is fast growing and can tolerate the heat. As one of the hardier birches, it is suitable for growing in USDA zones 3 to 9. It can tolerate both wet soils and dry spells. River Birch Select is commonly grown and appreciated as a specimen tree; however, it can also be planted for shade and in a grouping.

River Birch Select Care

The River Birch Select grows well in both full sun and partial shade. It prefers a moist, slightly acidic, and well-drained soil and will need frequent watering until established. Feed once a year in early spring with a tree-specific, slow-release fertilizer. A layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree will help prevent moisture loss and keep weeds at bay. With a potential height of 40 plus feet, planting near any overhangs or power lines should be avoided 

Minimal pruning is required. If necessary, any crossing, rubbing or damaged material can be pruned out in late summer or the fall. 

River Birch Select Spacing

When mature, the River Birch Select can reach a size of 30 to 40 feet tall and 20 to 25 feet across. To plant a small grove, space trees approximately 15 feet apart.

River Birch Select Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 30 - 40 Feet
Mature Spread: 20 - 25 Feet
Spacing: 20 - 25 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description: Unnoticeable
Bloom Period: N/A
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: N/A
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Foliage Interest
Brand:
Common Name: River Birch Select
Other Name(s): River Birch
Scientific Name: Betula nigra ‘Select’
SKU:
RVBHST

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations