Betula nigra Fox Valley™
Fox Valley River Birch
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- 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).