Betula nigra &
Betula nigra &
Betula nigra &
Betula nigra &

Betula nigra 'Little King'

Fox Valley® Dwarf River Birch

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Planning to install this tree yourself? We recommend a size 15 Gallon or smaller for do it yourself installations. These small sizes do not require any offloading equipment!
Trees that are sized by height or caliper are delivered with a large root ball wrapped in burlap. They require heavy equipment to install. We recommend working with a contractor for installation! They can also provide the equipment necessary for offloading the tree upon delivery. We will coordinate delivery with you so that your contractor has equipment ready upon your trees arrival! OR check the box below for ServeScape to provide offloading equipment for an additional fee.

Fox Valley River Birch is a dwarf fast-growing native deciduous tree with multiple trunks and irregular crown.  It’s dark green leathery double-toothed leaves turn a respectable yellow in fall, and its attractive bark is an orange-brown that exfoliates at an early age a creamy soft brown interior in winter.  Grows best in rich moist acidic soils.  Fox Valley is one of the most disease-free birches.  Extremely resistant to birch borer and good resistance to leaf spot.




8’ - 10’ 


9’ - 12’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9


Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 

Fall, Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance.  It can take clay and poorly drained soils.  Weakened birches are vulnerable to the bronze birch borer which can be fatal Some susceptibility to aphids, leaf miner and iron chlorosis in high pH soils.

LANDSCAPE USES: Specimen planting or Grove, Wetlands and pondsWoodland GardenNaturalized AreasNative Gardenand Shade Tree.

COMPANION PLANTS: Japanese Spurge, Artemisia, Sweetspire

IMAGES: Photo by David J. Stang, Betula nigra Little King 2zzCC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Photo by David J. Stang, Betula nigra Little King 4zzCC BY-SA 4.0, (3) Photo by David J. Stang, Betula nigra Little King 3zzCC BY-SA 4.0,(4) Michael RiveraCoastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Fox Valley Dwarf River Birch betula nigra 'Little King'CC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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