Birch, River, 'Heritage'

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Description

The Heritage River Birch is noted for its heavily exfoliating branches of cream, salmon and gray. Bronze birch borer resistance, lightweight wood and smaller surface roots are some other great attributes. Its green foliage turns shades of yellow in the fall. Best planted in full sun. Attracts songbirds. Tolerates clay soils and urban environments. Great for naturalizing in wetland environments. Deer resistant.

Plant Details

Plants

Latin Name:
Betula nigra 'Heritage'
Plant Type:
Deciduous, Shade Tree
Care :
Prefers average to moist, well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep root system. Tolerates wet locations.
Light Requirements:
  • Full Sun
Habit:
Upright, Oval form
Plant Height:
35-40 feet
Plant Width:
25-30 feet
Foliage:
Green leaves turn yellow in fall.
Bloom:
Inconspicuous
Zone:
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
Special Features:
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Songbirds
  • Supports Naturalizing
  • Tolerant of Clay Soil
  • Tolerant of Wet Locations
  • Urban Tolerant