Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 40-50 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 25-40 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Betula nigra 'Cully'
- Does Not Ship To:
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Classic, Fast-Growing Ornamental Tree
Why Heritage River Birch Trees?
It's easy to understand why the 'Heritage' River Birch is such a popular tree. For starters, it's resistant to common diseases, grows up to 2 to 3 feet each year, and adapts to a variety of soil types. Plus, it's an elegant source of shade, with unique peeling bark that stands out in your landscape.
This distinctive tree is easy to grow, too, adding character in nicely landscaped yards from Minnesota to Florida. It adapts well to both wet and dry planting sites and tolerates modest drought and mild floods. Even better is its ability to resist strong wind, ice and other damaging elements. Basically, there's nothing the Heritage River Birch can't do.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
'Heritage' River Birch is a truly beautiful tree for all seasons...made so popular in many states because it is adaptable to almost all growing zones across the country. But the best part is that we've planted, grown and nurtured our Heritage Rivers before they ship, so you get the healthiest results possible. You get a more developed root system, delivered right to your door - something you won't find at big box or other nurseries.
Get the tree that can grow almost anywhere while providing amazing shade and benefits. Get our Heritage River Birch for yourself today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
My River Birch, wonderful tree
Great, beautiful tree delivered and doing fantastic still. Fast growing trees are so nice to order from and always willing to help in any way or problem you may have
Tree never arrived
I had a multiple tree order and the Heritage Birch never arrived
We're so sorry! It looks like we're currently taking care of this for you but let us know if we can help with anything else!
These are awesome. Perfect for my front yard. Beautiful colors and size. They are very young right now but I can tell will be the perfect size when mature.
Always buy potted
The River Birch arrived in excellent condition and was planted the same day. It is as usual a strong plant and it is doing very well. We love the potted plants.
Grows Like Crazy
I planted 2 of these last April in Region 6. There's a corner of my backyard that gets somewhat spongy after it rains and these trees really love lots of water. By the end of the season they had grown as tall as the cyclone fence! They also made it fine through a very cold first winter when it never got warmer than 20 degrees between Xmas eve & the end of January (not counting wind chill). I've just purchased another this week.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Birch Trees need a full day of sun (about 6 to 8 hours of sunlight each day) and well-drained soil.
Plant after all dangers of frost have 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 back fill the hole. Put a slow release of water on a hose and leave next to the root system area for a couple 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.
2. Watering: Provide deep a watering for the Birch Tree 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. Proper mulching can assist with keeping the roots and soil moist. Reduce watering towards the end of August so your tree can winterize for its dormant stage.
3. Fertilizing: 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 because birch trees do better in soil that is slightly acidic.
4. Pruning: The best time to prune birch trees is late summer or early autumn. Start by removing side shoots and suckers first and then decide which branches to remove. 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|