River Birch - Heritage

Betula nigra
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-7


The Heritage River Birch is a fast growing deciduous tree which can withstand temperatures above -15 degrees. It possesses attractive, cinnamon-colored peeling bark and a nice tree structure which can be fully appreciated in the winter when the tree loses its leaves.  It is a medium sized tree and can reach a mature height of 40-50 ft and a spread of 25-35 ft. With proper care, it can grow 30 inches or more in a year. The Heritage prefers full sun to partial shade and likes moist soil. USDA ZONES: Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7


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We are now offering $15 flat rate shipping for all tree orders! Replacement tree shipping cost will be $15 per box. We still cannot ship to some states and US territories based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. Please see below for all exclusions. 

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Trees: Due to strict Agricultural Laws in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii. We cannot ship to Puerto Rico or international.

Houseplants: Can ship to California and Arizona. 
How to Plant
STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
Care Guide

Birches thrive in areas where the soil is kept cool and moist but the tree's leaves will still benefit from the sunlight. As a general guideline, the east and north side of your house are the best planting locations. While the tree is young, mulch and water regularly. The best watering is a slow, deep watering. Try laying a hose down over the tree's roots and running it on low for several hours once a week.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Julie M

I ordered the Heritage river birch, but did not receive it. Instead, I received the Dura heat river birch. The Dura heat river birch arrived in excellent condition.

Heike McConnell
River Birch Heritage

Plants arrived promptly and in great shape. I'm leaving them in the pot on my sunny back porch to protect them from Japanese Beetles until planting in the fall. They're growing new leaves already.

Dorothy Gilder
first order

this was a first order for me. I ordered nearly two dozen trees of various kinds.. The service was excellent and trees arrived timely and in good condition. Some were taller than expected and they are all in the ground. I placed a second order and was happy with it as well I expect to order more in the fall.

Dorothy Green

Plant arrived in great shape. It spent two days on our porch to acclimate. I then planted it according to your very clear and good instructions. It has been watered by both me and Mother Nature and is doing well. It will be interesting to see how it grows in comparison to the Dura Heat.