0-032 River birch (Betula nigra) is the only birch native to central Illinois and has evolved to resist the bronze birch borer that kills white-barked birch species planted in hot-summer areas of the Midwest. The species is commonly planted in Springfield and can be found growing wild along river flood plains. It has a graceful habit, can grow rapidly, tolerates very wet soil, and has attractive, salmon-colored peeling bark.
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