Betula nigra 'Heritage' - River Birch
Betula nigra 'Heritage'
Heritage' is a fast-growing tree with layers of distinctive brown bark that starts off reddish-pink and fades to cinnamon and finally a creamy tan. Chickadees, sparrows, wild turkeys, pine siskins, finches, and other birds love the seed. Glossy, light green leaves turn yellow in fall.
- Tolerates wet soil but adapts to drier ground too.
- Fast-growing with multi-colored bark
- Birds and other mammals feed on the seeds in the winter
- Provides cover and nest sites for many birds
- Larval food source for many butterfly species
Riverbanks and floodplains often subject to periodic flooding; Massachusetts to New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Minnesota south to eastern Texas and northern Florida.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Heritage River birch offers superior disease resistance compared to other birch varieties and grows well in wet soil and full sun providing an excellent choice for erosion control.
Adaptable to average, moist, and wet soil.