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Little King River Birch – Fox Valley

Betula nigra ‘Little King’ (1991 introduction)



Selected by King Nursery, Oswego, Illinois, for its uniform compact habit, adaptability to various soils, excellent disease/pest resistance, and ornamental exfoliating bark. The bark character becomes evident at an early age, exhibiting colorful patterns of cinnamon-red and pale salmon on trunks and main branches. Grows to 8' to 10' in height with an equal or greater spread in ten years. Excellent heat tolerance. Zones 3-9.

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