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Heritage River Birch

Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Average shipping height: 3'- 4'
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    Member Price $14.99
    Reg. Price $18.99
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The river birch is a popular shade tree in the United States. This Heritage variety offers the most colorful bark of any cultivar on the market — displaying curls of light brown, orange, and purple all year long. It’s also fast-growing, disease resistant, drought and flood tolerant, and great at withstanding severe weather.

  • Features spreading limbs and colorful, peeling park
  • Provides beautiful yellow fall foliage
  • Does well in both dry and wet conditions
  • Can withstand strong wind and ice
  • Grows two to three feet each year
The Heritage River Birch Grows in zones 4 - 9

Your Tree’s Personality


Oval, Pyramidal

Growth Speed


Scientific Name

Betula nigra ‘Heritage’

Mature Spread


Mature Height


Shipping Height

3'- 4'

Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Sun/Shade

Soil Preference

Acidic, Clay, Drought, Moist, Sandy, Well Drained


River birch wood was once used for ox yokes, wooden shoes and other products around the farm. But they were rather distained by loggers as knotty and spindly, therefore often left to grow along the river bank to control erosion.

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