Royal Frost® Birch - clump Tree
Royal Frost® Birch - clump Leaf
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Royal Frost® Birch - clump Tree
Royal Frost® Birch - clump Leaf
Royal Frost® Birch - clump Additional Product Shot 972

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-6
  • Spacing: 20-25'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Royal Frost® Birch - clump
Betula x 'Royal Frost'
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$225.00
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White-barked Birch trees like Royal Frost® Birch bring to mind trees you see on autumn drives in New England or trips to a cabin in the north woods.  But there’s a twist here—this snowy white Birch tree has plum-purple foliage!  A standout among mid-sized ornamental trees, Royal Frost® is a true four-season charmer.  Plant it at the corner of your house, backed by dark brick or evergreens to show off its creamy trunks year-round.  Or, include one in your backyard landscaping near your patio or deck, and the small, fluttery leaves will cast dappled shade where you dine, relax, or entertain.  Uplighting directed at that chalky white bark adds extra nighttime drama.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-6
  • Spacing: 20-25'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Birches are a promiscuous bunch, hybridizing with each other easily.  Plant breeders have taken advantage of that fact to create some wonderful new eye candy.  Tom Pinney of Evergreen Nursery in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin is one such nurseryman who has tinkered with the Birch gene pool.  In 1978, he crossed an Asian White Birch with a purple-leaved European White Birch, resulting in ‘Crimson Frost.’  Now he has crossed ‘Crimson Frost’ with the (American) Gray Birch, ‘Whitespire,’ and given us Royal Frost®.  It took three continents to create this beauty!

The Details

Okay, so you're walking around the nursery looking for "The One," right? You know…that one tree that will catch your eye and stop you in your tracks. You see it! As you gaze upon the utter beauty of it you realize that you are holding your breath…once the paramedics revive you, you find out it's a Royal Frost Birch. The white bark and unique purple leaves offer such a striking contrast that you find yourself feeling woozy once again. It's the best purple Birch around, has great drought tolerance and is an excellent choice for a lawn specimen - lucky you!

How to Grow

Royal Frost has white bark with dark purple foliage (and is the best purple Birch available I might add). They enjoy being planted in full sun with moist, well-drained soil. The first 3 or 4 years you have a White Birch planted in your garden, you want to water it after the initial planting and during periods of drought. Once a year during fall, apply a medium rate fertilizer to supply your Birch with nutrients it needs to supply you with the joy of seeing healthy new growth the following spring. White Birches rarely need to be pruned. Common pest problems for Birches are the bronze Birch borer and the Birch leaf miner. Keeping the tree as healthy as possible can prevent bronze Birch borers and Birch leaf miners. The borers can’t attack a healthy tree.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 3
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 6
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 40'
Avg Mature Width 25'
Spacing 20-25'
Growth Rate Medium-Fast
Leaf Color Purple/Bronze
Fall Leaf Color Orange/Bronze/Yellow
Flower Color Tan
Flower Time Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds Yes
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

Our Royal Frost Birch grown in clump form (three stems) averages 8 to 10' tall with good stem caliper. Grown in our #15 tree container. One big strong guy can carry this potted tree but better if two people work together!

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Royal Frost® Birch - clump Tree
Royal Frost® Birch - clump Leaf
Royal Frost® Birch - clump Additional Product Shot 972