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Heritage® River Birch (Multi-Branch)

Betula nigra 'Cully'

SKU
01429
A beautiful, multi-branched tree prized for its highly textural, colorful, peeling bark. An exceptional silhouette for night lighting. Provides striking winter interest. This versatile, highly heat tolerant tree thrives in riparian settings with high water tables and problematic low wet soils, yet adapts to mild drought when established. Deciduous.
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Botanical PronunciationBET-ew-luh NY-gruh
LoreNamed an Urban Tree of the Year by the Society of Municipal Arborists.
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 40 to 60 ft. tall and wide; 70 ft. tall in ideal conditions.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage and bark.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseErosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Wet Soils, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
Companion PlantsChokeberry (Aronia); Sweet Flag (Acorus); Japanese Water Iris (Iris ensata); Sweetspire (Itea); Clethra (Clethra); Buckeye (Aesculus); Button Bush (Cephalanthus)

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 an extensive root system; once established tolerates mild drought, but reaches maximum growth in rich, fertile, evenly moist soils. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7

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