(BETULA) Heritage Birch

(BETULA) Heritage Birch


8-10' height (Multistem), Balled and Burlap

Zone: 4 to 9

Height: 40.00 to 70.00 feet

Spread: 40.00 to 60.00 feet

Bloom Time: April to May

Bloom Description: Brown (male) and green (female)

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Medium to wet

Maintenance: Low

Suggested Use: Shade Tree, Rain Garden

Flower: Insignificant

Leaf: Good Fall

Other: Winter Interest

Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Clay Soil, Wet Soil, Air Pollution


    'Cully', often sold as HERITAGE, is a vigorous, fast-growing, medium-sized tree which can be grown as either a single trunk or multi-stemmed tree and features salmon-cream to brownish bark which exfoliates to reveal a creamy white inner bark that can be nearly as white as the white-barked birches.


    Easily grown average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. River birch is perhaps the most culturally adaptable and heat tolerant of the birches. Prefers moist, acidic, fertile soils including semi-aquatic conditions, but also tolerates drier soils. Consider using soaker hoses and bark mulches to keep the root zones cool and moist. Adapts well to heavy clay soils and will tolerate poor drainage. Avoid pruning in spring when the sap is running.


    Specimen or small groupings for lawns, parks and commercial properties, and, in particular, for wet soils along ponds, streams or in low spots. Good choice for the St. Louis area and generally a good substitute for the paper birch in the hot and humid areas of USDA Zones 5-9.


    Plants of Merit are plants selected for their outstanding quality and dependable performance for the lower Midwest. They grow consistently well. 


    Plants of Merit Selection Criteria

    •Easy to grow and maintain
    •Not known to be invasive in our area
    •Resistant or tolerant to diseases and insects
    •Has outstanding ornamental value
    •Reasonably available to purchase


    One of the most disease-free birches. 'Cully' is extremely resistant to the bronze birch borer and also has good resistance to leaf spot diseases.


    Products can not be shipped.  For local delivery and installation only.



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