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Order: Fagales
   Family: Betulaceae
            Genus: Betula
                        Specie: nigra

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 30 ft (9 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained fertile soil with reliable moisture

Features: Bark peels in salmon and pale brown plates; pendulous male catkins

Uses: Specimen tree Decorative bark Woodland gardens

Zones: 4-9

Description: From alluvial soils along rivers in eastern USA, this spreading deciduous tree reaches 30 ft (9 m) under cultivation. The bark, white and smooth at first, becomes thin plates of flaking cream, salmon and pale brown. Old trees may be dark and furrowed at t

Growth Habit: Spreading habit

Comments: Cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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