River Birch - Heritage

Betula nigra
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-7
 
$34.95
SKU: BIRHER01G

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Description

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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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.

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