Definition of river birch in English:

river birch

Syllabification: riv·er birch

noun

  • A North American birch with shaggy reddish-brown or orange bark.
    • Betula nigra
    More example sentences
    • The floodplains and islands of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers were forested with low-lying cottonwood and willow, grading into river birch and swamp white oak, with silver maple, American elm, and ash invading higher stands.
    • The native river birch is a clean, graceful tree that provides bright/filtered shade.
    • The Sidwells enlarged the patio and covered it with an arbor; created perimeter beds of mixed shrubs and planted a vegetable garden as well as a graceful, native river birch and an ‘Oklahoma’ redbud.

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