Multi-stemmed Betula nigra Heritage® (River Birch) grown in 20-gallon pots.

Betula nigra 'Heritage' (River Birch) Unity Grown

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Betula nigra, commonly called river birch, is a fast-growing, medium-sized, multi-branched tree prized for its unique, colorful, exfoliating bark and its fast growth rate up to a mature height of 40-60' tall. The 'Heritage' cultivar improves upon the straight species even more ornamentally pleasing bark, which ranges in shade from brown and gray to salmon pink or creamy white.

This versatile tree thrives in wet conditions on steam or river banks, floodplains, and marshy areas, but is also highly heat and drought tolerant once established. In addition to its aesthetic value, the 'Heritage' cultivar also provides this river birch with extra protection from the common birch pest, bronze birch borer, as well as from various leaf spot diseases.

Beyond wide environmental tolerances and aesthetic value, Betula nigra is also a highly ecologically valuable selection, and attracts butterflies that use the tree as a host plant for their offspring, as well as birds and small mammals who eat the caterpillars as well as some of the birch's seed.

This Betula nigra 'Heritage' selections was grown from the ground up here at Unity Church Hill Nursery. Both sizes are multi-stemmed variants.

Native to Maryland, Native to U.S., and Native to Eastern Shore
Mature Tree Height: Large: over 30 feet
Sun (6+ hours) and Part Shade/Sun (4-6 hours of sun)
Soil Moisture: Wet, Medium to Wet, and Well-drained
Soil Type: Acidic, Average, Rich Organic Matter, and Wide Tolerance
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: Green
Foliage Color: Green
Features: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Host Plant for Butterflies or Moths, Attracts Wildlife, Keystone Plant, Erosion Control, Fall Color, and Winter Interest
Tolerances: Black Walnut Tolerant, Clay Soil Tolerant, Deer Tolerant, Wet Soil Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Flood Tolerant, and Shade Tolerant
Garden Type: Rain Garden, Woodland Garden, Wetland Restoration, Shade Tree, and Specimen Tree

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