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Heritage River Birch
Betula nigra 'Heritage'
Heritage river birch Bark of Heritage river birch Heritage river birch Leaf of Heritage river birch
Heritage birch
Bark of Heritage river birch
River birch
Leaf of Heritage river birch
(Images courtesy G. Lumis)

Bark

  • Salmon-colored bark that peels; lighter in color than the native river birch

Pests

  • Susceptible to birch leafminer, although attack is generally not severe
  • Resistant to bronze birch borer

General Comments

  • A variety of the native river birch
  • Can do well on wet soils although it also grows well on drier soils
  • Sensivitve to alkaline soils with a pH greater than 6.5
  • A good selection in southern climates (USDA Hardiness Zone 6) although it also does well in cooler climates (Hardiness Zones 4 and 5)

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