Betula nigra 'Heritage'
Description: Betula nigra Heritage is probably the best form of Betula nigra with attractive shaggy pink peeling bark. Glossy dark green leaves appear in the spring alongside the yellowish-brown catkins. Does not grow well in the British Isles.
History: Found as a seedling in the USA in 1968.
Betula Growing Tips: They will succeed on most soils with certain species happy even in wet sites. Although tolerant of chalk soils they will not reach a maximum size in these conditions. Best planted in a full sun position.
Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 6m x 4m