Birch, Heritage River


Description: The cinnamon-colored, exfoliating bark of the River Birch is spectacular in the winter. Lustrous, medium-green leaves. Borer resistant. It is also tolerant of both wet soils and dry summers. Avoid very alkaline soils.

Common Name: Heritage River Birch

Scientific Name: Betula nigra 'Heritage'

Type: Deciduous, Tree

Exposure: Full Sun

Size: 40-50' height, 20-30' spread

Foliage Color: Green/Yellow

Landscape Use: Background, Screens, Focal Point Specimen, Frame Structure, Garden Pond, Outdoor Living Areas, Property Value, Provides Shade, Small Groups, Street Tree, Woodland Border

Soil: Well-Drained

Zone: 4 - 9

Growth Rate: Fast

Companion Plants: Magnolia, Sycamore, Hollies, Autumn Blaze Maple, Redbud, Weeping Mulberry


* Disease, Heat & Insect resistant


Kiefer Landscaping is based in Effingham, Illinois. Our landscapers also service the areas of Flora, Olney, Newton, Mattoon and Charleston. For any questions about our other services such as brick paving, lawn mowing, etc., please contact us at 217-347-7500 or email us at