Betula nigra &
Betula nigra &
Betula nigra &
Betula nigra &

Betula nigra 'BNMTF'

Dura Heat® River Birch

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Dura Heat River Birch is a small, fast-growing native deciduous tree that can have a single or multiple trunks.  It’s leaves are a glossy light green that turns butter yellow in fall, and its attractive bark is a creamy white and exfoliates to show the salmon pink interior in winter.  Grows best in rich moist acidic soils.  Heat tolerant and disease resistant.  Extremely resistant to birch borer and other pests.

Type: 

Tree

Height: 

30’ - 40’ 

Spread: 

25’ - 35’

Spacing: 

30’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Brown

Season of Interest: 

Fall, Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance.  It can take clay and poorly drained soils.  Weakened birches are vulnerable to the bronze birch borer which can be fatal Some susceptibility to aphids, leaf miner and iron chlorosis in high pH soils.

LANDSCAPE USES: Specimen planting or Grove, Wetlands and ponds, Woodland Garden, Naturalized AreasNative Garden, and Shade Tree

COMPANION PLANTS: Dogwood, Summersweet, Tea Berry

IMAGES: Photo by David J. Stang, Betula nigra Duraheat 4zzCC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Photo by David J. Stang, Betula nigra Duraheat 0zzCC BY-SA 4.0, (3) Photo by David J. Stang, Betula nigra Duraheat 1zzCC BY-SA 4.0, (4) Photo by David J. Stang, Betula nigra Duraheat 3zzCC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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