Betula nigra 'Cully'

Heritage Birch: Patent U.S. Plant Patent #4,409

Categories: Trees

This is the closest thing to a white birch that will perform well in the hot summer months; has large, leathery, dark green leaves that do the typical thing of birches by gently swaying in the breeze; young trunks show thin reddish brown to cinnamon brown bark that peels.

More About Betula nigra 'Cully'

  • name to give credit to Earl Cully who selected this River Birch in the early 1980?s.
  • closest substitute to a white birch

Multi-stemmed trees form a more irregular shaped crown, and are often considered the superior growth habit for this tree. This cultivar features salmon-cream to brownish bark which exfoliates to reveal a creamy white inner bark that can be nearly as white as the white-barked birches.

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25-45 ft


15-25 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Betula nigra 'Cully' Characteristics


  • Exfoilating Bark
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Mass Plant
  • Specimen


  • Does best in full sun
  • Sun Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Tolerates most soils


  • Upright
  • Spreading
  • Vase-like