Betula nigra 'Cully Improved'

Improved Heritage Birch: Patent TM

Categories: Trees

A beautiful, multi-stemmed shrubby new birch tree. An outstanding winter specimen when uniquely textured, colorful, peeling bark. Exceptional subject for night lighting. Thrives in problematic low wet soils and high water table. Deciduous.

More About Betula nigra 'Cully Improved'

  • more pyramidal grower
  • slightly less glossy leaf

This selection of river birch was originally found growing at the J. C. Raulston Arboretum. Differs from the original Heritage® with slightly more
pyramidal form but less glossy foliage.

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25-45 ft


15-25 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Betula nigra 'Cully Improved' 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