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

Betula nigra 'BNMTF'

Dura Heat® River Birch

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The Dura Heat® River Birch, scientifically known as Betula nigra 'BNMTF', is a popular cultivar of the native River Birch tree. It is highly regarded for its heat tolerance and resistance to bronze birch borer, making it a reliable choice for landscapes in warmer climates.

The Dura Heat® River Birch typically grows to a height of 30 to 40 feet with a spread of 25 to 35 feet. It has a multi-stemmed, upright habit and attractive peeling bark that ranges in color from creamy white to cinnamon brown. The leaves are diamond-shaped and green, turning yellow in the fall.

This cultivar is adaptable to a variety of soil types, including clay, loam, and sandy soils. It prefers full sun to partial shade for optimal growth. Regular watering is important, especially during dry periods, to help establish and maintain healthy growth.




Eastern N. America; GA Native


30’ - 40’ 


25’ - 35’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9


Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 


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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