The deciduous River Birch tree is vigorous, fast-growing, medium sized. It grows on floodplains, swampy bottomlands and along streams. Attractive buff-colored peeling bark is a wonderful backdrop for yellow fall color. An impressive specimen commonly grown as a clump of several trunks. Considered to be more resistant to borers than the European White Birch. Tolerates moist areas. It can be trained as either a single trunk or multi-trunked tree. It is the most culturally adaptable and heat tolerant of the birches.