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Hardy (Cold winter)
Height (when grown)
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Exposed, Sheltered, Some Protection
Acidic, Chalky / Alkaline, Clay, Most soils, Well-drained
The River Birch Betula nigra ‘Heritage’, can be planted almost anywhere although as the name suggests, it grows happily along riverbanks. With male and female catkins opening in spring before the glossy green leaves emerge. In autumn, the leaves turn a glorious yellow colour. With its unique curling bark as it ages, the River Birch is a beautiful tree to plant in most gardens.
The River Birch tree likes acid, moist well-drained, loam, sand and clay soil. It tolerates some flooding as well as drought. The tree works well in holding river banks and keeping erosion in check.
Cultivation: Riverbanks, landscape
Soil: Moist well drained acid soil, loam, sand, clay
Position: River Birch likes Sun, partial shade, south, west, east, north facing. Sheltered/exposed
Foliage: Deciduous, green to yellow in autumn
Flowering: Male & female catkins in spring
Fruiting: Some seeds
Habit: Oval shape
Hardiness: This birch tree is fully hardy
Benefits to Wildlife: Yes, especially birds
Height & Spread in Maturity: 13m x 7m
History: Developed in America and named ‘Urban Tree of the Year’ in 2002.
It was once used for yokes, wooden shoes and other uses on farms. It is often grown now to combat soil erosion whilst giving beauty and pleasure to humans and wildlife alike.
The tree is watered before being carefully packed by one of our experienced staff on site. It comes in a cardboard box lined with straw. (We try to use as much recycling material as possible) The box is addressed to the customer or a specified name and address and sent out overnight delivery to arrive on requested dates.
Please note the size of the tree that you are ordering, as our trees are provided for our clients to plant themselves, which may appear at a small size rather than the fully grown tree as shown in the photos.
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