Betula nigra 'Little King'

Fox Valley ('Little King') River Birch

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Moderate to fast.
Mature Height - 10'
Mature Width - 12'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Male catkins are drooping and brown, 2-3" long. Female catkins are smaller, insignificant, upright, and greenish. Both appear in spring on the same tree.
Fruit - small nutlet, in a pendulous catkin, ripens and sheds seed in spring.
Leaf -
Fall Color - yellow then soon dropping.
Bark - An orangish-brown bark exfoliates at an early age to reveal a somewhat lighter shaded brownish inner bark.
Other Features - Exhibits dense, compact, oval-rounded growth habit with branches to the ground. Useful as a shrub mass along water courses.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Prefers moist, acidic, fertile soils. Adaptable to but also tolerates drier soils. Adapts well to heavy clay soils and will tolerate poor drainage. Avoid pruning in spring when the sap is running.
Native Habitat - Discovered and originally introduced in late 1970's
Diseases and Insects - 'Fox Valley' is extremely resistant to the bronze birch borer, and also has good resistance to leaf spot diseases.
Strength - resistant to bronze birch borer
Weakness - Yellow fall color

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- Other plants with the common name Birch.
- Other plants of the family Betulaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Betula.
- Other plants of the species Betula nigra.