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RE: Re: River Birch


The new hybrid of paper birch that was mentioned in my workshop was
"Heritage"...it has more of a white color than the river birch and can take
the warmer climates.


> [Original Message]
> From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 8/9/2006 8:14:10 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] 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 
> hog.
> _http://www.na.fs.fed.us/pubs/silvics_manual/volume_2/betula/nigra.htm_ 
> (http://www.na.fs.fed.us/pubs/silvics_manual/volume_2/betula/nigra.htm)  
>  
> Noreen
> 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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