Dura Heat River Birch
Betula nigra 'Dura Heat'
A fast grower and develops a rounded to irregular shaped crown.
Likes full sun and adapts to heat better than other birches.
Majestic landscape tree and has great winter interest due to its showy bark.
50' at maturity
30' at maturity
Small, dark green leaves that turn yellow in the fall. Tends to keep its leaves longer than other cultivars of River Birch.
Very showy bark that is red-brown, and turns burnt orange on older limbs and trunk.
Native to the eastern U.S., introduced by Moon Nursery in Loganville, GA.