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Dura Heat River Birch

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 30 - 40 Feet
  • Mature Spread 20 - 30 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 9

The Dura Heat River Birch is a superb shade tree. The botanical name is Betula nigra ‘BNMTF’, and this lovely tree has exfoliating bark in shades of white, pink, and cinnamon. The bark adds texture and visual interest. Broad dark green leaves narrow to a point and have gently toothed edges. The foliage puts on a spectacular fall display, turning a rich golden-yellow hue. The Dura Heat River Birch stands 30 to 40 feet tall and 20 to 30 feet wide.

The pyramidal branching form creates a dense canopy to shade a yard or outdoor entertaining area. The lovely bark also makes this tree a stunning specimen or focal point. Train the tree to have a single trunk or allow multiple small trunks to grow. The thin trunks gently arch and can be pruned to give this tree a shrub-like look. Plant several Dura Heat River Birches to create a dense stand for an impressive woodland-inspired look. The Dura Heat River Birch grows in zones 4 through 9.

Dura Heat River Birch Care

This sun-loving tree thrives in full sun. Provide rich, moist, and well-drained soil. The Dura Heat River Birch can live in damp soil but doesn’t like overly wet conditions. Young trees need water for the first couple of growing seasons. Established trees need water during a dry period. Fertilize Dura Heat River Birch trees using a balanced plant food each spring.

Remove dead, damaged, or crossed branches. Remove small trunks to train one main leader if desired. You can also prune lower branches to create a higher canopy if that is your desired look.

Dura Heat River Birch Spacing

Plant Dura Heat River Birch clear of utility wires or other overhead obstructions. Space trees at least 40 feet away from roads, driveways, and buildings. Leave 20 feet between trees for a dense stand of birches.

Dura Heat River Birch Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 30 - 40 Feet
Mature Spread: 20 - 30 Feet
Spacing: 20 - 30 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Brown, Yellow
Flower Description: Yellow - Brown Catkins
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow
Foliage Description: Green to Yellow Shades in Fall
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Foliage Interest
Common Name: Dura Heat River Birch
Other Name(s): Birch, River Birch
Scientific Name: Betula nigra 'BNMTF'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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