Betula nigra ‘Dura-Heat’ ®

Dura-Heat ® River Birch

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Trees

Evergreen-Deciduous: Deciduous

Overall Mature Size: Large

Also Grown As: Multi Trunk

Mature Height & Spread: 50-90' x 40-60'

Natural Growth Habit: Upright

Native To: USA

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Insignificant

Bloom Time:

Special Features: Attractive Bark / Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Cold Hardy / Desert Conditions / Fall Color / Intermountain Conditions

Container Sizes: #15, 24" Box, 36" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 1-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 6

A Bit More

Betula nigra ‘Dura Heat’ is a decidedly superior variety of River Birch.  This tree sports curling papery bark the color of cinnamon sugar, and diamond shaped leaves that seem to shimmer in the breeze.  ‘Dura Heat’ is a little more compact than the straight species River Birch and, as the name might suggest, has better heat tolerance.  Use Betula nigra as a statement species in areas that get regular water.  River Birch grows quickly as a young tree, and will swiftly establish itself in the landscape. Whether the graceful pyramidal form is covered by the shimmering leaves of spring and summer, or the white lacey branch structure that gets its chance to shine in autumn and winter, this tree is a visual treat.

A Bit More

Betula nigra ‘Dura Heat’ is a decidedly superior variety of River Birch.  This tree sports curling papery bark the color of cinnamon sugar, and diamond shaped leaves that seem to shimmer in the breeze.  ‘Dura Heat’ is a little more compact than the straight species River Birch and, as the name might suggest, has better heat tolerance.  Use Betula nigra as a statement species in areas that get regular water.  River Birch grows quickly as a young tree, and will swiftly establish itself in the landscape. Whether the graceful pyramidal form is covered by the shimmering leaves of spring and summer, or the white lacey branch structure that gets its chance to shine in autumn and winter, this tree is a visual treat.