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

Heritage® River Birch

Betula nigra 'Heritage®' (Cully)

  • Upright, oval to rounded habit
  • Oval, serrated leaves are dark green in the summer, yellow in the fall
  • Salmon-pink to reddish-brown bark exfoliates to reveal a creamy-white bark
  • An excellent specimen, it has a whiter bark than others of the species
  • Bloom Time: April to May

ZONE:
4

COLOUR:
Green

HEIGHT:
18-20 m

SPREAD:
16-18 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


One of the most disease and insect-free birches. Use as a specimen or in small groupings in any landscape, and in particular for wet soils along ponds, streams or in low spots. It can be grown as a single-stemmed specimen or multi-stemmed tree. 'Heritage' is known for its creamy-white inner bark. Its dark green leaves with double-toothed margins are larger and glossier than the species.

Characteristics & Attributes


ATTRIBUTES:
Deciduous
Fall Color
FLOWERING TIME:
Early Spring
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen
Screening (privacy)