Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
BETULA nigra 'Cully'(HERITAGE™)
Heritage™ River Birch, River Birch
Heritage river birch is a handsome single or multi-stemmed, fast growing tree that is native to the central United States. Its most notable ornamental feature is its beautiful peeling bark that appears in mixed shades of rust-orange and brown. It has elongated catkins (pendant flower stalks) which appear in spring. Small cones with winged seeds follow in the late summer and fall. The larger-than-usual, glossy, medium-green leaves are diamond-shaped and have a double-toothed margin. The foliage turns bright yellow in the fall.
Heritage river birch is a great selection for wet sites but can tolerate locations with drier soils. It is a great street tree or specimen in the landscape. This cultivar is more tolerant of heat than other birches and is resistant to disease and birch borers.
9 - 1
4 - 9
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
40'-70' / 12.2m - 21.3m
30'-60' / 9.1m - 18.3m
Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States, Central United States, South-Central United States
Wet Site, Pollution, Soil Compaction
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Light Green
White, Copper, Tan, Sandy Brown, Ivory, Slate Gray
Bog Garden, Feature Plant, Shade Trees, Street Trees, Water Gardens
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