Dura Heat River Birch is a small, fast-growingnative deciduoustree that can have a single or multiple trunks. It’s leaves are a glossy light green that turns butter yellow in fall, and itsattractive barkis 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.
30’ - 40’
25’ - 35’
USDA Hardiness Zone:
4 - 9
Full Sun,Part Sun
Season of Interest:
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 Areas, Native Garden, and Shade Tree.
COMPANION PLANTS:Dogwood,Summersweet,Tea Berry
IMAGES: Photo by David J. Stang, Betula nigra Duraheat 4zz, CC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Photo by David J. Stang, Betula nigra Duraheat 0zz, CC BY-SA 4.0, (3) Photo by David J. Stang, Betula nigra Duraheat 1zz, CC BY-SA 4.0, (4) Photo by David J. Stang, Betula nigra Duraheat 3zz, CC BY-SA 4.0
*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.