Betula nigra ‘Little King’

Botanical Name: Betula nigra ‘Little King’

Common Name:
Dwarf River Birch

Plant Hardiness: Zone 4

Flower: Inconspicuous light green catkins in early spring

Bloom Time: Early Spring

Foliage: The dark green leaves are a bit glossy. The fall color is a golden yellow


Habit: ‘Little King’ has a densely compact rounded habit compared to the species. The low branching makes this more of a large shrub than a tree

Size: 12 feet tall by 12 feet wide

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Native Habitat: The species is native to Eastern North America

Other Features: The bark exfoliates revealing cinnamon and peach hues – very showy, especially if the lower branches have been pruned. ‘Little King’ is adaptable to different soils and does very well in wet areas