Betula nigra Fox Valley™
Common name: 
Fox Valley River Birch
Pronunciation: 
BET-u-la NI-gra
Family: 
Betulaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
'Little King'
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous tree, natural dwarf, multi-stemmed shrub, about 10 ft (3 m) tall and 12 ft (3.6 m) wide, dense habit.  Bark orangish to brownish bark which exfoliates at an early age to reveal a somewhat lighter shaded brownish inner bark.
  • Sun.  Best adapted to moist, acid soils.  Very resistant to the bronze birch borer.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4      Originated at the King nursery in Oswego, Illinois in the 1970s and introduced about 1991 (Jacobson, 1996).
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  • plant habit and bark, winter

    plant habit and bark, winter

  • plant habit, summer

    plant habit, summer

  • plant habit and leaf, fall

    plant habit and leaf, fall