River birches are known for their distinct peeling bark, golden-yellow fall foliage, and their ability to tolerate difficult urban conditions. Its ornamental bark is particularly striking after its leaves drop in autumn, and are commonly found in gardens and yards throughout the city.
Size and Light Requirements
Planted in full sun, the river birch will normally attain a height of 30 feet in as many years.
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All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, DC.