Dura Heat® River Birch
Betula nigra 'BNMTF'
Keep soil moist to wet.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||BET-ew-luh NY-gruh|
|Lore||The unique nature of the river birch wood makes it useful for fine turnings, artificial limbs and basket making.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing; reaches 30 to 40 ft. tall, 25 to 35 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage and bark.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Shade Tree, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil moist to wet.|
|Companion Plants||Dogwood (Cornus); Chokeberry (Aronia); Clethra (Clethra); Wintergreen (Gaultheria); Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7