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Clump River Birch or River Birch.....Is there a difference?

Posted by karenrf (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 7, 10 at 22:28

OK, I went nutz.
Lowes was marking plants down and I grabbed a few things.
I've always wanted a River Birch but is there a difference in "clump" River Birch and just a River Birch?

This looks more like a bush rather than a tree (or trees)There are many shoots in the pot.

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RE: Clump River Birch or River Birch.....Is there a difference?

  • Posted by brandon7 6b (like 7b now) TN (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 9, 10 at 15:36

A clump river birch is a river birch with multiple trunks. All the trunks should be from the same tree/root-system, but some cheapo nurseries stick single trunk specimens together for quick production. This practice (bundling multiple separate singe-trunk specimens together) frequently causes problems later as the trees grow and start splitting apart.

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