The Birch Tree is elegant and instantly recognizable. Known for their unusual bark that peels like paper, these are true winter interest trees—but we absolutely love their vibrant gold foliage during fall, too!
FEATURED BIRCH TREES:
HERITAGE® RIVER BIRCH – SINGLE STEM
Betula nigra ‘Cully’ PP 4409
Birch trees are renowned for their beautiful bark, and Heritage® River Birch is no exception. All year long, its shaggy, peaches-and-cream-colored bark will be a standout in your landscape. Planting this fast-growing tree at one or more corners of your home is a classic way to frame your house and soften its edges. Landscape lighting adds extra drama at night. Have a low spot in your yard that stays soggy? Don’t go through all the effort of digging a French drain—plant a River Birch tree instead! This adaptable tree will happily soak up the extra moisture, though it doesn’t require wet soil to thrive.
YOUNG’S WEEPING BIRCH
Betula pendula ‘Youngii’
Young’s Weeping Birch gives you the look of a Weeping Willow tree, but on a smaller scale that’s more in tune with modest-sized gardens. Like Weeping Willow, this fast-growing ornamental tree is pure poetry, from the rhythmic rise and fall of its limber branches to the way the diamond-shaped leaves flutter and twirl in the wind. Its graceful habit inspires a feeling of serenity. Plant this Weeping Birch tree in an island bed or mixed border near the entrance to your home and let its natural elegance speak the language of tree to say, “Welcome.” Landscape lighting directed at its bright white bark will extend the invitation after dusk.
WHITEBARKED HIMALAYAN BIRCH – CLUMP
Betula utilis var. ‘Jacquemonti’
Few trees in your landscape will get noticed more than White-Barked Himalayan Birch. You can highlight this drama queen at night with strategically angled landscape lighting, but you don’t have to, because that spanking-white bark is so bright it practically glows in the dark! Planted in front of evergreens or the dark brick or siding of your home, this flashy, fast-growing Birch tree will quickly make it clear who’s the star of the show. Though it’s an Asian species, White-Barked Himalayan Birch closely resembles our native Paper Birch, and like Paper Birch, it looks smashing planted in small groupings or groves. Underplant with daffodils and ferns for an unforgettable, low-maintenance vignette.
SUMMER CASCADE WEEPING RIVER BIRCH – LOW FORM
Betula nigra ‘Summer Cascade’ PP 15,105
Summer Cascade Weeping River Birch brings an easy elegance to your landscape with a graceful, flowing form and leaves that dance and twirl in the wind. Buttery yellow fall foliage and peach-colored exfoliating bark round out its four-season appeal. Plant this small, fast-growing tree in any of the landscape beds around your home for a charming, instant focal point. Leave the branches unpruned, and they’ll sweep the ground, creating a secret fort for the kids to discover. Or, you can choose to trim the branches to show off more of Summer Cascade’s marvelous bark. Either way, this one’s a beaut!