Betula nigra 'BNMTF' - Dura Heat® River Birch - Photo courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Betula nigra 'BNMTF' - Dura Heat® River Birch - Photo courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Betula nigra 'BNMTF' - Dura Heat® River Birch - Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries Inc.

Dura Heat® River Birch

Betula nigra 'Dura Heat®' (BNMTF)

  • Broadly pyramidal in shape
  • Oval, serrated leaves are dark green in the summer, bright yellow in the fall
  • Exfoliating cream and tan bark reveals a lighter inner bark
  • 'Dura Heat', as the name states, has good tolerance to summer heat and drought
  • Bloom Time: April to May

ZONE:
4

HEIGHT:
11-12 m

SPREAD:
9-10 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


It grows best in full sun to partial shade and a soil that is moist, providing it is well-drained. Pruning out the lower branches will expose more of the visually appealing, exfoliating bark. One of the most disease-free birches, as well as being more heat tolerant than other cultivars. Use as a specimen or in small groupings in any landscape, and in particular for wet soils along ponds, streams or in low areas.  It is typically grown as a multi-stemmed tree.

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