Betula nigra Heritage - Heritage River Birch

A year round, trouble free beauty!

A fast-growing, hardy, adaptable native tree with a broad, pyramidal form. Layers of cinnamon, salmon and brown exfoliating bark peel away revealing the creamy white inner bark. It can be grown as either a single or multi-stemmed tree and is especially effective when multiple trees are grouped together in a grove. Trees provide excellent cover and nesting sites for birds, many of which are attracted to the seeds. Glossy dark green leaves turn yellow in fall. Highly disease and pest resistant. Grows in sun or part shade, tolerates moist to wet soils.

Genus: 

Betula
Betula nigra Heritage

Common Name: 

Heritage River Birch

Exposure: 

Sun to Part Shade

Features: 

Ornamental Bark
Deer Resistant
Tolerates Wet Soil
Native
Attracts Birds
Native

Plant Category: 

Deciduous Tree
Tree

Hardiness Zones: 

Zone 4

Plant Terms: 

Foliage Color: 

Deep Green

Care Instructions and Growing Tips: 

Mulch at the base of the tree with organic matter to retain moisture, taking care not to let it mound up against the trunk.

Suggested Uses or Locations: 

Specimen Tree
Lawn Tree
Woodland's Edge
Screening
Grouping

Height: 

30-40'

Water Requirements: 

Water deeply as needed, particularly in hot, dry weather.
Tolerates wet soil

Soil Requirements: 

Moist, fertile, acidic soil

Growth Habit: 

Upright
Pyramidal

Fall Color: 

Yellow

Season of Interest: 

Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Please Note: The plant varieties listed on this website do not indicate current availability at Mahoney's Garden Centers. Plant varieties can vary from store to store and from week to week. If you are interested in purchasing a specific plant, we encourage you to call before making a a special trip to one of our garden centers.