Dura Heat® River Birch

Betula nigra 'BNMTF'

Item 002345


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Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

A more heat and drought tolerant form of this species, with superior insect and disease resistance. Densely pyramidal form with glossy green leaves that fade to clear butter yellow in fall. Winter bark is a pinkish orange with prominent exfoliation. Large tree as focal point or for shading. Deciduous.

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Average Landscape Size
Fast growing to 30 to 40 ft. tall, 25 to 35 ft. wide.
Botanical Name: Betula nigra 'BNMTF'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Habit: Pyramidal
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: Inconspicuous; prized for foliage and bark.
Flower Color: No
Design Ideas: A beautiful tree best suited to planting in groves of three to five with others of its kind. Will make an excellent narrow front yard tree for limited spaces. It's a natural around water gardens, natural pools, streams and other wetlands where it thrives in the moisture. Use in mixed forest groves to add interest with white bark. Even suited to a minor windrow along driveway or property line. Nontoxic trees are a safe choice near horse corrals and livestock pens.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. May be watered deeply, less frequently, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.


The unique nature of the river birch wood makes it useful for fine turnings, artificial limbs and basket making.

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