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Betula nigra 'Dura Heat®' (BNMTF)

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Betula nigra

Betula nigra

River Birch

 
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Betula nigra 'BNMTF' - Dura Heat River Birch - photo Courtesy of JF Schmidt

Betula nigra 'BNMTF' - Dura Heat River Birch - photo Courtesy of JF Schmidt

More About 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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Dura Heat® River Birch 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.


Betula nigra Dura Heat® ('BNMTF') Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Oval
Rounded
Multi-stem/Clump form

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
Specimen