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Betula nig Heritage
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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

General attributes

Text Yellow Green Foliage
Text Pendulous

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Prefers acid soil Prefers acid soil
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune