Betula nigra Dura Heat

Dura Heat River Birch

Dura-Heat was selected in Georgia for its superior heat resistance in southern regions. This fast-growing, multi-trunked native tree has dark green leaves that are a little smaller than typical giving it a finer texture than other river birch. The foliage is disease and insect-resistant and holds well until fall when others may drop leaves due to stress. Fall foliage is yellow.

The bark exfoliates in strips revealing lighter inner bark, extending interest into the winter. 

Heat and drought-tolerant, it is also adapted to wet soil. Plant in groups of three to five trees for best effect.

  • Selected for heat resistance
  • Foliage holds well all season
  • Fine textured foliabe

  • Category: Tree, Wetland, Native
  • Patent: PP 4409
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Height: 40-50 ft
  • Spread: 25-30 ft
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Landscape Characteristics
Bark Color
Branch Structure
Foliage Color
Classification by Use
Shade Tree
Animal Resistance
Deer Resistant
Light Requirement
Part Sun
Growth Rate
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Wet Soil/Wetlands
Foliage Color
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Betula nigra Dura Heat

Heat and drought-tolerant, river birch is also adapted to wet soil. Plant in groups of three to five trees for best effect.