Plant Families / Betula - Birches
Beloved for their wonderful ornamental bark, Betula (Birch) are deciduous trees or shrubs with an appealing range of bark colors: crisp white, pink, copper, near-red or glossy brown. Betula are very rewarding trees which are not only good-looking, but also provide interest year around. Admired for their graceful appearance, particularly in winter, they are also beautiful in the spring as their fresh leaves expand to create a lovely canopy and in the fall when their leaves take on golden shades. Extraordinarily hardy and easy to grow, in sun to light dappled shade, Betula offer a wide variety of styles and make fabulous specimen trees. Planted en masse, they are difficult to beat for drama.