Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 40-50 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 25-40 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Betula nigra 'Cully'
- Does Not Ship To:
Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
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
Wonderful service! Wonderful tree! Superb quality!
Tree arrived healthy with great packaging. It already looks like a real tree. I expected some sort of twig. Great job. However, no planting instructions. I used an old booklet. I can't wait for spring.
Looking forward to watching it grow!
So far so good!
Delivery was on time. The trees in great shape upon arrival.
So happy with my river birch. It's looking good. Thank you for your help
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|
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 - 6. 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|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|