Dura Heat River Birch

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Betula nigra 'BNMTF'

The Dura Heat River Birch, which is slightly more heat tolerant than the species, is a multi-stemmed tree with the characteristic, papery, river birch bark, which exfoliates at an early age.

Its showy pale yellow, yellow-green, and pale-green flowers appear in April or May. It has closely spaced, glossy, dark-green leaves that turn yellow in the fall.

*Aphid Resistant &  Rarely Damaged by Deer*                                                           Tolerant of: clay soil, wet soil, and air pollution   

Photo courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC (336) 857-2131                               

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Showy, Specimen Tree
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 30' - 50'
Spread 40'+ 
Shape Upright & Arching Form
Primary Foliage Color Medium Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Yellow
Flowering Season Early Spring
Flower Color Yellow to Pale Green
Showy Exfoliating Bark Yes
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Preferences Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences Average to Moist (not wet): Ensure Planting Area Provides Adequate Drainage
Cold Hardiness Zone  4 - 8