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A unique, dwarf selection with an amazing silhouette.

Betula nigra Fox Valley®

Want a river birch, but don;t think you have enough room? Fox Valley is for you. It is the cutest river birch this side of the Mississippi.

Fox Valley® is a deciduous, low-branched, intermediate river birch selection with a uniform broad-pyramidal to broad-rounded habit. No catkins or seed are produced. This plant was chosen for the Chicagoland Grows® Plant Collection because it has a novel habit and beautiful garden silhouette. It is an excellent alternative to other intermediate-sized ornamental trees in the trade. Useful as a specimen in limited space applications where the species would be unsuitable. Neat, compact habit lends itself to low

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Fox Valley river birch
  • Botanical Name

    Betula nigra 'Little King'
  • Type

  • US Native?

  • Origin

    Selected by Jim King of King Nursery, Oswego, Illinois.

Cultural Details

  • Size

    8-10' tall by 10' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun
  • Soil

    Adaptable to a variety of conditions
  • Moisture

    Prefers moist, slightly acidic soils
  • Disease & Pests

    Excellent resistance to bronze birch borer
  • Landscape Use

    Specimen, borders, hedges, urban gardens
  • Propagation

    Softwood Cuttings

Available Photos

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