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Betula nigra 'Fox Valley®' (Little King)

Betula nigra 'Little King' - Fox Valley River Birch - Photo Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries

Betula nigra 'Little King' - Fox Valley River Birch - Photo Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries

More About Betula nigra Fox Valley® ('Little King')

  • Dense, compact growth with an irregular crown
  • Leathery, diamond-shaped leaves are dark green in the summer, bright yellow in the fall
  • Orange to brown-coloured bark exfoliates to reveal a lighter, inner bark
  • An excellent specimen, known for its unique, bark characteristics
  • Bloom Time: April to May

Zone:

4

Height:

2-3 m

Spread:

2-3 m
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Fox Valley® River Birch Growing and Maintenance Tips

Betula nigra cultivars are some of the most disease-free birches. Use as a specimen or in small groupings in any landscape, and in particular for wet soils along ponds, streams or in low areas.


Betula nigra Fox Valley® ('Little King') Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow
Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Compact
Rounded
Vase-shape

Foliage Color

Green (dark)
Yellow

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Betula nigra 'Fox Valley®' (Little King)

Betula nigra Dura Heat® ('BNMTF')

Betula nigra Dura Heat® ('BNMTF')

Dura Heat® River Birch