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Birch

Betula

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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20 feet or more

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15-25 feet wide

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Zones:

2-7

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more varieties for Birch

Cherry birch
Cherry birch
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
River birch
River birch
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
Paperbark birch
Paperbark birch
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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