Multi-stemmed Betula nigra
Multi-stemmed Betula nigra
The flaking cinnamon bark
Betula nigra Multi-stem on the nursery at Barcham
Small - multi-stem River Birch from this batch

Betula nigra Multi-stem

River Birch

Estimated fully grown height 7-12m

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Product Details

Please note smalls are supplied at apprx 1.75-2.25m tall

Also known as the Red Birch, this is one of the very best trees for damp soils and we favour the clonal selection from the States called Heritage, selected in 1968, for its vigour and uniformity.

Originally found along the river banks of the South Eastern United States, this medium sized tree makes a great show with its shaggy, flaking, cinnamon / orange bark.

Mature trees are truly statuesque and broadly pyramidal in form. Multi stemmed specimens are architecturally very pleasing.

Foliage is soft green and diamond shaped. Its common name of River Birch is misleading as we have seen Betula nigra thriving in arid London tree pits. Once established, it can tolerate extreme heat in the summer, thriving in Florida as well as Kentucky in the States. This could become a good choice for the South East of the UK as temperatures continue to break records during the summer months.

Available as both a standard tree and as a multi-stem.

Mature height: 7-12m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Wetland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Wet, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Good for waterlogged soil,
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.