TREE: Betula nigra (River Birch, Red Birch)

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Betula nigra is more disease-free and better adapted to heat than other birches. The foremost cultivar, Betula nigra ‘Cully’ (also sold as HERITAGE®), exfoliates more heavily than the species and other cultivars, with a greater combination of outer bark colors and a light—sometimes almost white—inner bark. As a bonus, it is vigorous and extremely resistant to bronze birch borer. Planted as a lawn or specimen tree or in a naturalized setting, this birch draws attention in all seasons.

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