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Betula selections


One of the most elegant garden trees, birches make a graceful statement with open, airy branches and roughly textured trunks. They're especially dramatic when planted as an allee (in rows on either side of a path), in a grove, or near water where their impact is doubled in reflection. River birch is a U.S. native that's among the easiest to grow.

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Plant Type:
Plant Height:
30-70 feet tall
Plant Width:
15-25 feet wide
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders,Slopes
Special Features:
Attractive Foliage,Fall Color,Winter Interest,Attracts Birds,Tolerates Wet Soil
Top Varieties

Betula lenta features dark brown bark. This tree is native to North America. It grows 50 feet tall and 40 feet wide. Zones 3-7
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Betula nigra is native to North America and features attractive peeling orange- brown bark and bright-yellow fall leaf color. It grows 60 feet tall and 40 feet wide. Zones 4-9
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Betula papyrifera bears peeling white bark. Native to areas of North America, it grows 70 feet tall and 30 feet wide. Zones 2-7
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