Betula nigra ‘Heritage’ Betula

Betula

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.

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

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Do not prune
  • Drought tolerant
  • M Size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Yellow / Green
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Attractive bark
  • Autumn colour

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