Betula nigra 'Dura-Heat'

Common Name: Birch, River

Pyramidal to broad oval form.  Dark green leaves with yellow fall color.  Creamy white exfoliating bark.  More tolerant of hot, humid conditions than Heritage River Birch. 

More About Betula nigra 'Dura-Heat'

  • Creamy white exfoliating bark.
  • Heat tolerant.


30-35 ft


20-25 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4 to 9

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Betula nigra 'Dura-Heat' Characteristics


  • Specimen
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Naturalizing
  • Fast Growing
  • Native


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium to fast

Season of Interest

  • Year round

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Summer

Soil Moisture

  • Soil tolerant

Growth Habit

  • Upright