Fox Valley® Dwarf River Birch
Betula nigra 'Little King'
Full sun, Partial sun
Keep soil moist to wet.
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- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||BET-ew-luh NY-gruh|
|Lore||Betula nigra 'Little King' reportedly does not produce catkins (flowers) as most birch trees do.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide in 10 years.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage and bark.|
|Design Ideas||Plant this highly useful small, broad tree where a miniature form of this widely popular landscape tree is desired. Situate where the highly textured bark character can be viewed, exhibiting colorful patterns of cinnamon-red and pale salmon on trunks and main branches.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil moist to wet.|
|Companion Plants||Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra); Sweet Flag (Acorus); Sweetspire (Itea); Clethra (Clethra); Artemisia (Artemisia)|
Thrives in deep, loamy, slightly acidic, moist but well-drained soil amended with sand or gravel, but highly adaptable. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-10