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Re: River Birch

River Birch is native to zone 8, South East Texas and even northern  Florida. 
 They grow well here in Houston, zone 9....provided they have  enough 
moisture.  They are used often as landscape trees.  Only birch  that will do well 
here.  Doubt it would survive in a dry area regardless of  zone, definite water 
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 8/8/2006 10:24:50 PM Central Standard Time,  
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

River  birches can take more heat and humidity and are native for zone 7. 
Also,  was in an Urban Forestry workshop on Monday and heard mention of  some
hybrid birches that are more white and can take more heat stress.  

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