Betula nigra, commonly called river birch, is a vigorous, fast-growing, medium-sized tree. We offer multi-trunk forms of this tree which consist of a more irregular crown and are generally considered to be the superior growth habit for this species. The salmon-cream to brownish bark exfoliates to reveal a creamy white inner bark that can be nearly as white as the white-barked birches Leathery, diamond-shaped, medium to dark green leaves (1.5-3.5" long) with doubly toothed margins turn yellow in fall. Fast Grower.
|Latin Name:||Betula nigra 'Heritage Cully'|
|Mature Height:||30-50 Feet|
|Mature Width:||20-30 Feet|
|Recommended Space:||8-15 Ft apart|
|Hardiness Zone:||Zone 3-7|
|Water Needs:||Water Regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil|
|Attractive Textured Bark|
|Native to North America|
|Coastal Exposure, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Windbreak, Woodland Garden|
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Plants with listed heights (i.e. 4-5 ft) are measured from the top of the root ball to the top of the plant. Basically, what will be exposed out of the ground after planting. We do not count the root ball or container in the tree size.
Many of our plants come in the plastic Nursery Containers in which they are grown. These containers come in various sizes. Typically, the larger the container, the more mature and larger the plant is. The containers are measured by the "Gallon". More often than not, the larger the gallon size, the larger the plant.