Heritage® River Birch (Multi-Branch)
Betula nigra 'Cully'
Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
|Botanical Pronunciation||BET-ew-luh NY-gruh|
|Lore||Named an Urban Tree of the Year by the Society of Municpal Arborists.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 40 to 60 ft. tall and wide; 70 ft. tall in ideal conditions.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage and bark.|
|Landscape Use||Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Wet Soils, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.|
|Companion Plants||Chokeberry (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