Black Birch: Betula nigra 'Lit King' Fox Valley - 7G Pot 125CM Tall
A fast-growing, deciduous tree with blackish-brown bark and yellow fall foliage.
Caring for Betula nigra, commonly known as Black Birch, involves providing it with the right growing conditions and regular maintenance. This deciduous tree thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers moist, well-drained soil. It is adaptable to various soil types, including clay, and can tolerate occasional flooding. Regular watering is necessary, especially during dry periods, to ensure the soil remains consistently moist. Mulching around the base of the tree helps retain moisture and suppress weeds. Black Birch is generally low-maintenance and does not require regular pruning. However, you can remove any dead or diseased branches as needed. This tree is relatively resistant to pests and diseases but monitor for any signs of trouble. With proper care, your Betula nigra will provide you with beautiful exfoliating bark, graceful branches, and a cooling shade, enhancing the natural beauty of your landscape.