Growing Calendar for Betula nigra Heritage
Delivery: Early November to Late April
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.
Shrubs offer visual interest all year round – whether in full leaf, full bloom or with bare stems set against the winter sky.
If you want to add height to your garden and increase the vertical interest consider planting a tree in your garden. There are trees particularly suited for gardens which don’t grow out of proportion to your property or develop too thick a canopy that blocks out sunlight.
Advice on how to plant bare roots.
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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