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Betula nigra 'Heritage (clump)'

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Heritage River Birch (clump) (Betula nigra 'Heritage (clump)') at Tagawa Gardens

Heritage River Birch (clump)

Heritage River Birch (clump)

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Heritage River Birch (clump) (Betula nigra 'Heritage (clump)') at Tagawa Gardens

Heritage River Birch (clump) bark

Heritage River Birch (clump) bark

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  35 feet

Spread:  35 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Red Birch

Description:

A multi-trunked form of the native river birch selected for its amazing peeling bark in colors of white, brown and tan, more creamy white than the species, also has reliable fall color; needs acidic soil, susceptible to chlorosis in alkaline soils

Ornamental Features

Heritage River Birch (clump) features subtle chartreuse catkins in early spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The peeling creamy white bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Heritage River Birch (clump) is a multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Heritage River Birch (clump) is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Heritage River Birch (clump) will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 35 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Flowers  Fall Color  Bark  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer: Inventory varies seasonally as well as by the hour during busy season. Please call us directly 303-690-4722 or visit us for current availability.


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