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Betula Nigra trees are also known as River Birch trees, ornamental bark and foliage. Buy online UK
Betula Nigra, River Birch Tree Bark
Nationwide Delivery
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Nationwide UK deliveries (except a few outer postcodes).


Order Value Del. Cost
Below £50 No Delivery
£50-£300 £29.95
Over £300 Free


Destination Del. Cost
Channel Islands £145
Isle of Man £145
Isle of Wight £95
Northern Ireland £95
Republic of Ireland £95
Scotland & Scottish Highlands £75

Prices above for delivery of our standard sized plants/trees. Nationwide UK deliveries (except a few outer postcodes).

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Height Excluding Pot:
5.5-6m (18ft 0-19ft 8)

Plant shape: Full standard
Trunk height: 160 cm
Trunk girth: 12-14 cm
Pot size: 50 Litres
Plant ID: 1985
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Betula Nigra - River Birch Tree

This image displays plant 5.5-6 m tall.

Height Excluding Pot:
(18ft 0-19ft 8)

Pot size: 50 Litres

Price: £225.00
30% Discount £157.50
Discount applied to orders over £300 (excl delivery)
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Price: £225.00
30% Discount £157.50
Discount applied to orders over £300 (excl delivery)
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For OVERSIZED Plant Orders delivery will be one charge of £60 for Greater & Outer London or £95 for selected Further Distance postcodes. To check delivery cost add your plants to basket, then you can type your postcode in our Quick Delivery Price Check.

Betula Nigra - also known as River Birch, Black Birch and Red Birch.
A rather special variety of Birch tree, Betula Nigra is one of the few birches that will tolerate a hot spell and is an ornamental trees that will thrive in wet soil. This type of soil is usually reserved for Willow trees but there are other options and River Birch is a perfect fit. Originally found growing along river banks in the south eastern states of the US, Betula Nigra is right at home next to water.
A graceful tree with slender branches, it is renowned for its exceptional bark. The bronze coloured bark is constantly in a state of flux. The shedding causes the wispy curling bark to roll back and reveal the creamiest trunk below and this contrast and texture are one of the tree's main assets.
Like most Birch trees, the foliage is diamond shaped with a serrated edge, the leaves are a vibrant green when they emerge in the Spring along with fuzzy, yellow catkins around this time, which are another decorative bonus.
Betula Nigra will grow into an impressive specimen tree reaching between 8-12 metres at maturity. This is an incredibly accommodating tree that will tolerate the heat or the wet and is happy growing in an urban situation. As with other types of Birch tree, River Birch also works well when planted as a mini 'forest' - the grouping of trees can really emphasise their beautifully textured bark.
During the Autumn the leaves turn a delicious golden colour before falling to reveal the structure of the branches and again the beautiful bark takes centre stage.

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