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Heritage® River BirchBetula nigra 'Cully'

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  • Heritage® River Birch
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Heritage® River BirchBetula nigra 'Cully'

58 reviews
Shade Trees
Available Sizes:
  • 5-6 ft.
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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 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!

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 danger 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. 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.

2. Watering: Provide deep watering for the Birch Tree weekly using a hose next to the base with a slow flow of water for 2 hours during the 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.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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 $149 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 40-50 ft.
Mature Width: 25-40 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Fast
Botanical Name: Betula nigra 'Cully'
Does Not Ship To: AZ, OR
Grows Well In Zones: 4-9 outdoors
Your Growing Zone: #

      4-9 outdoors

Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors

(hardy down to -30℉)

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I recommend this product

River birch tree

It arrived very well packed, and healthy looking . I'm looking forward to see this three growing.

Rae M.
United States United States

So happy with my birch!!

I absolutely love my Birch trees. Thank you for sending 3, as they should be, instead of one tree. Most companies, including nurseries, sell one. They are extremely healthy and are nice size. The packing was great as well as delivery time. I am so happy! I have shared my experience with family and friends. Thank you for being a honest company!

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I recommend this product

Luv’n My Trees

Our River Birch was delivered in great condition. Very well packed and cared for. Not broken limbs etc. very beautiful and full of leaves when arrived. Was so excited to put ‘er in the ground. Heritage® River Birch Review
Debbie S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Beautiful trees,

Beautiful trees. I planted them the day they came and they are doing great. So are the 25 plus Holly’s I bought months ago. Every one is doing great.

Monica B.
United States United States

Lovely tree

We haven’t been lucky with local nursery so thought we’d try this company. Tree looked good out of the box it’s in the ground now we’ll see