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Fox Valley® Dwarf River Birch

Betula nigra 'Little King'

Pronunciation: BET-ew-luh NY-gruh
SKU #40115
4-10

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OVERVIEW
Description A dwarf river birch with highly ornamental exfoliating bark, perfect for smaller gardens or wherever space is limited. Excellent pest and disease resistance, and heat tolerance. Ideal in minimal-care landscapes, where the compact, low-branching form works as an accent or in groups to create a natural hedge or screen. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist to wet.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage and bark.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide in 10 years.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Vase-Shaped
STYLE
Landscape Use Hedge, Privacy Screen
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.
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra); Sweet Flag (Acorus); Sweetspire (Itea); Clethra (Clethra); Artemisia (Artemisia)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore Betula nigra 'Little King' reportedly does not produce catkins (flowers) as most birch trees do.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.