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Dura Heat River Birch

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Dura Heat River Birch

Betula nigra 'BNMTF' DURA-HEAT

 

DURA-HEAT is a somewhat smaller cultivar that features better creamy white bark color, better tolerance to summer heat, better insect and disease resistance and superior foliage to the species. It typically grows 30-40’ tall. Betula nigra, commonly called river birch, is a vigorous, fast-growing, medium-sized, deciduous tree which occurs on floodplains, swampy bottomlands and along streams throughout the united states. Salmon-pink to reddish brown bark exfoliates to reveal lighter inner bark. Leathery, diamond-shaped, medium to dark green leaves (1.5-3.5" long) with doubly toothed margins turn yellow in fall.

 

Mature Height : 30-40 Feet

Mature Width :20-30 Feet

Exposure : Full sun to partial shade

Hardiness Zones : 4-9

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