The tree’s bark features colorful patches of cream and apricot that gracefully peel,
revealing hues of salmon and brown. Darker twigs offer contrast in the snow.The species grows in eastern North America in moist to wet soil, but can adapt to most soil types as long as it receives adequate moisture until it is well
established. Hardy to Zone 4, it prefers full sun/partial shade.
Betula nigra 'Little King'
Also known by its trade name, Fox Valley™, ‘Little King’ is a compact version of our native river birch. Introduced by King Nursery in Oswego, Ill., in 1991, this shrubby birch grows 10 to 12 feet tall and nine to 12 feet wide,making it perfect for smaller gardens. It also can be used as a deciduous hedge.