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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 Municpal 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 UseWindbreak
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist to wet.
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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