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Betula nigra

Common Name(s): Red birch; river birch
Family: Betulaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 150 to 270 (days)
Precipitation: 31 to 50 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -22° (F)
Soil pH: 4 to 6
Soil Texture/Type: Medium, fine
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity:
Found in the southeast quarter of the US and up the Mississippi River to Minnesota.
Pythium, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Environ. - ornamental, Material - wood, Environ. - erosion control


Geographical Origin:
North America
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