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Betula nigra 'Little King' /Little King River Birch

Betula nigra 'Little King'   / Betula nigra 'Little King'
A low growing selection with multiple trunks
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A low growing selection with multiple trunks

Summer foliage

Close-up of arrow shaped leaves

In Dallas, TX Botanical Gardens

In winter landscape

A group planting showing height and spread in relation to bench

A tight, compact, small tree for limited spaces in a landscaspe

A close view of the young spring filiage

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Scientific Name: Betula nigra 'Little King'
Common Name: Little King River Birch
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Green
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Comments: Patches of cream and apricot bark gracefully peel from the trunk revealing salmon and brown coloration beneath. The very small growing tree is an excellent choice where space in limited. It may be used as a deciduous hedge. Has good fall color. Nice tree to feature at close range like on a patio or planted in an entrance court.