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Create a Garden with Great Winter Interest

Winters may be long and cold, but your garden can allay that dreariness and be transformed into a place of natural beauty with visually arresting textures, colors, fragrance and flowers. To create such a beautiful winter scene, you need to make sure you select the right plants.

Betula, Birches, Betula pendula, Betula utilis, Betula utilis var. jacquemontii, Betula ermanii, Betula dahurica, Betula albosinensis, Betula nigra, River birch, Chinese birch, White birch, Paper birch, Chinese red birch,

Which Birch to Choose for my Garden?

Impervious to cold and wet, low maintenance and deer resistant, birches are terrific additions to the landscape. Often grown as specimen trees, they look spectacular when planted in groups of three or more.

Betula, Birches, Betula pendula, Betula utilis, Betula utilis var. jacquemontii, Betula ermanii, Betula dahurica, Betula albosinensis, Betula nigra, River birch, Chinese birch, White birch, Paper birch, Chinese red birch,

Underplanting Birches

Birches are shallow rooted, therefore many herbaceous plants struggle when planted close to their roots

Winter Garden, Early Spring Garden, Exfoliating Bark, Pealing Bark, Acer, Japanese Maple, Betula, Birch, Prunus, Cherry Tree

Shrubs and Trees with Attractive Winter Bark

Bark becomes an important ornamental element in winter when the shedding of leaves exposes trunks and branches and reveals its glory.

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