Dura Heat® River Birch
Betula nigra 'BNMTF'
|Description||A more heat and drought tolerant form of this species, with superior insect and disease resistance. The pyramidal form features dense, glossy green leaves that fade to clear butter yellow in fall, and striking winter bark that is a pinkish orange with prominent exfoliation. This large tree is excellent for use as a focal point or shade tree. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Keep soil moist to wet.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage and bark.|
|Mature Size||Fast growing; reaches 30 to 40 ft. tall, 25 to 35 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Attractive Bark, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Benefits Birds|
|Problems/Solutions||Coastal Exposure, Deer Resistant, Erosion Control, Very Wet Areas, Road Salt Tolerant|
|Landscape Use||Windbreak, Shade Tree|
|Design Ideas||A beautiful tree best suited to planting in groves of three to five with others of its kind. Will make an excellent narrow front yard tree for limited spaces. It's a natural around water gardens, natural pools, streams and other wetlands where it thrives in the moisture. Use in mixed forest groves to add interest with white bark. Even suited to a minor windrow along driveway or property line. Nontoxic trees are a safe choice near horse corrals and livestock pens.|
|Companion Plants||Dogwood (Cornus); Chokeberry (Aronia); Clethra (Clethra); Wintergreen (Gaultheria); Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra)|
|Care||Thrives in deep, loamy, moist but well-drained soil amended with sand or gravel, but highly adaptable. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish root system; once established tolerates mild drought, but reaches maximum growth in rich, fertile, evenly moist soils. Fertilize in early spring. Seldom requires pruning.|
|Lore||The unique nature of the river birch wood makes it useful for fine turnings, artificial limbs and basket making.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.