Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 30-40 Ft.
- Mature Width:
- 25-30 Ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Betula nigra 'BNMTF'
- Does Not Ship To:
Seasons of Color in One Tough Tree
Why Dura Heat® River Birch Trees?
A beautiful, fast-growing shade tree that thrives from North to South, the Dura Heat® River Birch is one-of-a-kind. This lovely tree grows in cold areas and hot and humid conditions, a span that includes frigid Maine and Minnesota all the way down to hot and humid Florida and Texas.
Plus, River Birches tolerate soggy conditions where other trees won’t grow. If you’re trying to landscape a low-lying area that floods regularly, or you have heavy clay soil, this tree is exactly what you need. Its dense root system tolerates dense, wet soil, and even regular flooding and standing water.
Its fast growth means your landscape fills in quickly. These trees can grow up to three feet each year, so they reach mature heights much faster than other landscape trees. They're also fairly compact and can be planted as a specimen in an urban yard, where they tolerate pollutants with ease.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
Aside from its easy-growing benefits and beauty, with dense, glossy leaves and attractive, green foliage in warmer seasons and buttery-yellow foliage in the autumn, you get the promise of a strong beginning.
You get classic shade and a healthier, more developed root system. We ship your River Birch directly to your door with a head start on growing since we've grown and nurtured our trees for months before they arrive at your door.
Resistant to pests, disease, and tough conditions, the River Birch offers the best of both worlds. Get your own Dura Heat® River Birch today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
It’s a beautiful plant. I was trying to match another tree in my yard, and I picked the wrong one, so I later ordered a Heritage birch, and that’s one I was looking for—the Dura will go to another good home. Both arrived in excellent shape, and I appreciate that you had the selection to find exactly what I wanted.
Fantastic. I have been extraordinarily pleased with every purchase with Fast Growing trees. The items come as if I picked them up @ your nursery.
Tree came in excellent condition and is healthy and strong.
This is my beautiful new River Birch just after planting. It arrived in perfect condition, about 8 feet tall and fully leafed. I can't wait to watch it grow.
tree survived shipment like a trooper, and it's been going strong so far . . .
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Birch Trees can be grown in nearly any part of the country but prefer soils that are rich in nutrition.
Plant after all dangers of frost has passed. Select a spot that will receive about 8 hours of sunlight a day and have the roots/soil in a cool, shaded place. Dig a hole that is three times as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Keep the tree as straight as possible and begin to backfill the hole. Continue until the hole is filled and the tree stands upright on its own. Younger trees may need to be staked.
Water deeply once the tree is planted. Put a slow release of water on a hose and leave next to the root system area for a couple of hours to be sure the depth is reached. Finally, spread a three-foot layer of mulch around the base of the tree with wood chips, shredded bark or leaf compost.
FGT Tip: Stakes can typically be removed after a year of planting. A good way to determine if your tree ready to stand on its own: Shake the center - if the root ball has no movement, then your tree is ready to stand on its own.
2. Watering: Provide deep a watering for the Birch weekly, using a hose next to the base with a slow flow of water for 2 hours during growing season. You may need to increase to twice weekly during hot, dry summers. Reduce watering towards the end of August so your tree can winterize for its dormant stage.
3. Fertilizing: Birches should be fertilized once or twice a year, once in spring and again mid-summer. Fertilize in the late spring and early summer with a product that targets root growth. Use an acidified evergreen fertilizer, such as 10-10-10.
4. Pruning: The best time to prune is late summer or early autumn.
Start by removing side shoots and suckers first with a sterilized pair of shears and then decide which branches to remove. Be conservative with your pruning and do not remove more than 25% of the tree canopy. Cut back branches that are less than 2 inches wide as close to the trunk as possible.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$125 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 5. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zones 6 - 11||Ships Now!|