River Birch (Betula nigra Fox Valley®)

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Trade name information:
Trade Name: Fox Valley®
Cultivar name: 'Little King'
General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Wildlife Attractant: Other Beneficial Insects
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

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Location: Mobot, St L. (Missouri Botanical Garden)Date: 2017-08-09
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Location: Birch Collection in Morton Arboretum in Lisle, ILDate: 2017-09-05base of tree showing trunk and bark
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Location: Cantigny Park in Wheaton, ILDate: 2016-07-21under the canopy showing trunks and bark
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Location: Birch Collection in Morton Arboretum in Lisle, ILDate: 2017-09-05old, big, full-grown specimen
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Location: Cantigny Park in Wheaton, ILDate: 2016-07-21full-grown specimen
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Location: near West Chester, PennsylvaniaDate: 2008-06-08a young planted tree
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Location: Birch Collection in Morton Arboretum in Lisle, ILDate: 2017-09-05summer foliage
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Location: downtown Chicago, Illinois near Chicago RiverDate: 2013-08-13group of trees
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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Nov 22, 2017 1:58 PM

'Fox Valley' is also known as 'Little King' because it was first discovered and introduced into the trade in the 1970's by Jim King who owned King Nursery in Montgomery, Illinois. That nursery was large and grew a huge variety of different woody plant species and cultivars and it has moved farther west in northeast IL. It is available at some larger nurseries. It is a compact selection that only grows about 15 to 20 feet high and dense, bushy in form. It can be easily pruned up to expose the pretty trunks.

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