River Birch Trees, A Textural and Visual Delight

River Birch Trees . . . Heavenly

The River Birch (her ein my own front yard!) is becoming a more popular landscape tree because of its distinctive bark, graceful crown and tolerance of drier conditions. The appealing tan to cinnamon-colored exfoliating bark of the River Birch is spectacular in the winter, and dynamic in spring, summer and fall. Lustrous, medium-green leaves are another attractive feature.

The Riverbirch is tolerant of both wet soils and dry summers however low-lying areas of the landscape that retain moisture is an ideal place to plant a few of these trees. I have three in my front yard which have grown to 40 feet and serve as fantastic barrier from across the street and next door neighbors, creating a peaceful and eye-catching sanctuary.