Delivery: Early November to Late April

£16.99 each

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Betula nigra Heritage

  • Catalogue Code 1150-1176
  • Pack Contents: 1x Bare Root Tree

Peeling bark and good autumn colour

Betula nigra Heritage is also listed under the synonym Betula ‘Cully’. It is a vigorous deciduous tree grown mainly for its shaggy, cinnamon-coloured peeling bark and good autumn colour.  Birch trees are wonderful for attracting wildlife; a single birch tree can support scores of insects. In autumn the trees’ soft green diamond-shaped leaves turn to a shimmering golden yellow before they fall.

Commonly known as River birch, Betula nigra Heritage is often found growing on wet soils in its native American habitat, but once established this birch tree will grow well in drier soils and it is able to survive hot summers.

Unpack bare root trees immediately and plant as soon as possible after delivery.

Do not let the roots dry out!

 If it is not possible to plant because soil is waterlogged or frozen keep the trees somewhere frost free and airy. Keep the roots just moist by storing them in damp compost or if outside conditions allow, heel the trees in to a patch of bare ground until you’re ready to plant them into their permanent positions.

Your bare root trees will be delivered at the right time for planting.

Normally between autumn and early spring, depending on weather conditions.

All our ornamental trees are delivered with a GROWING GUIDE that gives full planting and care instructions.

Height 15-20m


  • Will flower well in full sun

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Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.

We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.

The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days