Betula nigra &
Betula nigra &
Betula nigra &
Betula nigra &
Betula nigra &

Betula nigra 'BNMTF'

Dura Heat® River Birch

Regular price$78.37

  • 83 available.
  • Inventory on the way
  • Delivery ONLY to Metro Atlanta & Athens within 5-7 business days
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Design Studio in Chamblee (Fri 3pm-7pm) 
  • Guaranteed locally grown
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Planning to install this tree yourself? We recommend a size 15 Gallon or smaller for do it yourself installations. These small sizes do not require any offloading equipment!
Trees that are sized by height or caliper are delivered with a large root ball wrapped in burlap. They require heavy equipment to install. We recommend working with a contractor for installation! They can also provide the equipment necessary for offloading the tree upon delivery. We will coordinate delivery with you so that your contractor has equipment ready upon your trees arrival! OR check the box below for ServeScape to provide offloading equipment for an additional fee.

Dura Heat River Birch is a small, fast-growing native deciduous tree that can have a single or multiple trunks.  It’s leaves are a glossy light green that turns butter yellow in fall, and its attractive bark is a creamy white and exfoliates to show the salmon pink interior in winter.  Grows best in rich moist acidic soils.  Heat tolerant and disease resistant.  Extremely resistant to birch borer and other pests.




30’ - 40’ 


25’ - 35’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9


Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 

Fall, Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance.  It can take clay and poorly drained soils.  Weakened birches are vulnerable to the bronze birch borer which can be fatal Some susceptibility to aphids, leaf miner and iron chlorosis in high pH soils.

LANDSCAPE USES: Specimen planting or Grove, Wetlands and ponds, Woodland Garden, Naturalized AreasNative Garden, and Shade Tree

COMPANION PLANTS: Dogwood, Summersweet, Tea Berry

IMAGES: Photo by David J. Stang, Betula nigra Duraheat 4zzCC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Photo by David J. Stang, Betula nigra Duraheat 0zzCC BY-SA 4.0, (3) Photo by David J. Stang, Betula nigra Duraheat 1zzCC BY-SA 4.0, (4) Photo by David J. Stang, Betula nigra Duraheat 3zzCC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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