Betula nigra 'Little King'

Also known as:

  • Little King Tropical Birch
  • Little King Dwarf River Birch
  • Little King River Birch - Fox Valley®

Plant Type

tree

Zones

4a-9b

Size

H:10'-12'
W:12'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

acid, alkaline, adaptable, well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

even moisture, regular, occasional, drought tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun, part sun

Special Situation:

heat tolerant, wind tolerant

Features

Flowers:

catkins

Foliage:

deciduous, green, shiny / glossy

Flowering Time:

spring

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Dancing Oaks Nursery

Monmouth, Oregon

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Dancing Oaks Nursery

Location

Monmouth, Oregon

503-838-6058

www.dancingoaks.com

Services

Mail Order Nursery Retail Nursery
Greer Gardens Inc.

Eugene, Oregon

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Greer Gardens Inc.

Location

Eugene, Oregon

800-548-0111

www.greergardens.com

Services

Mail Order Nursery Retail Nursery
Chicagoland Grows® Plant Introduction Program

Chicago, Illinois

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Chicagoland Grows® Plant Introduction Program

Location

Chicago, Illinois

www.chicagolandgrows.org

Services

Educational Gardening Organization
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Betula nigra 'Little King' 1 form, winter

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Betula nigra 'Little King' 2

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Description by: Greer Gardens Inc.

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Eugene, Oregon

800-548-0111

www.greergardens.com

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A compact shrubby variety that will get to 10-12' high and about as wide. Put it where you can see it in the winter as its pealing bark gives texture to the colorful bark of cream and peach. Give plenty of moisture until established. A great addition to our choices.

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Betula nigra 'Little King' 4

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Description by: Chicagoland Grows® Plant Introduction Program

Contact

Chicago, Illinois

www.chicagolandgrows.org

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Educational Gardening Organization
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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 12' in height with an equal or greater spread in ten years. No fruiting. An unusual birch, very dense and wider than tall. Excellent for hedging.

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Betula nigra 'Little King' 6

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Description by: Dancing Oaks Nursery

Contact

Monmouth, Oregon

503-838-6058

www.dancingoaks.com

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A unique compact selection of River Birch getting 10' tall and wide in time. Bark develops a mosaic of salmon-orange and cinnamon-red.

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Betula nigra 'Little King' 8 form, winter

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Betula nigra 'Little King' 9

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