Dura Heat River Birch
|Mature Height||30-40 Feet|
|Mature Width||20-30 Feet|
|Shipping Restriction||AZ, OR|
While Birch trees are known to flourish in colder, northern climates, the Dura Heat River Birch also grows well in regions with hot, humid summers making it both heat- and cold-tolerant!
This hardy, fast-growing shade tree can thrive in virtually any climate. Its dense root system tolerates wet, soggy soil in areas prone to flooding and even in areas with heavy clay soil. And because the Dura Heat River Birch is a vigorous grower (at the rate of up to three feet each year!), you can enjoy its benefits in your landscape quicker.
The Dura Heat River Birch boasts a beautiful, creamy-white color bark that contrasts strikingly against the reddish-brown outer bark. Its dense, glossy leaves bring attractive, green foliage in warmer seasons and buttery-yellow foliage in the autumn. The River Birch is also a unique sanctuary for many butterfly species.
You can plant the River Birch in groves, or around water gardens, natural pools, streams, and other wetlands where it thrives in the moisture. Best of all, unlike other birch trees, the Dura Heat River Birch is pest and disease-resistant.
If you are looking for a hardy, easy-to-grow tree that will fit into any size garden and thrive in any climate, then the Dura Heat River Birch is an ideal choice. Get yours today!
Is the Dura Heat River Birch drought tolerant?
It has moderate drought tolerance—much more than most other birch trees.
Will it survive in the heat?
Yes! The Dura Heat River Birch is happy in hot, humid weather, making it the ideal choice if you live in a warmer area. It is hardy in zone 4, all the way into zone 9, so it can be grown almost anywhere.
Pick a spot that will receive about 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily. Dig a hole that is two to three times as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Keep the tree as straight as possible and begin to backfill the hole. Continue until the hole is filled and the tree stands upright on its own. Younger trees may need to be staked.
Water deeply and throughly once the tree is planted. Then, spread a three-foot layer of mulch around the base of the tree with wood chips, shredded bark, or leaf compost.
Water your new Birch weekly using a hose next to the base with a slow flow of water for two hours during the growing season. You may need to increase this to twice weekly during hot, dry summers. Reduce watering towards the end of August so your tree can winterize for its dormant stage.
Birches should be fertilized once or twice a year. Fertilize in the late spring and early summer with a product that targets root growth. Use an acidified evergreen fertilizer, such as 10-10-10.
The best time to prune is late summer or early autumn.