Fox Valley® River birch (Betula nigra 'Little King')

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4a
Mature Height Mature Height
10 to 12 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
12 to 15 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Slower
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Wet soil, poor drainage (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Insignificant
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
Yes
Additional Information Additional Information
compact, oval to mushroom form; 10-12’ tall; 12-15’ wide; slow growing; no flowers or fruit

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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