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Betula nigra 'Heritage' /Heritage River Birch

Betula nigra 'Heritage'   / Betula nigra 'Heritage'
Exfoliating (peeling) bark on this special selection
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Exfoliating (peeling) bark on this special selection

Peeling bark occurs over most of plant

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Peeling bark adds interest in winter when plant is dormant

Multi stemmed plants with exfoliating bark

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Scientific Name: Betula nigra 'Heritage'
Common Name: Heritage River Birch
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: High
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Comments: Narrow, pyramidal growth habit when young. Bark more showy than the regular native species. Reported to have other better features than the regular native river birch. Still relatively short-lived when compared to many shade trees. It is fast growing and provides shade about as quickly as any tree can. Aphids and sooty mold can be problems on river birches.