Birch Trees

Birch Trees

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  1. Dura Heat River Birch Zones: 4-9
    As low as $545.00

  2. Fox Valley® River Birch Zones: 4-9
    As low as $445.00

  3. Heritage Birch Tree Zones: 4-9
    As low as $525.00

  4. River Birch Zones: 3-9
    As low as $34.45

  5. Royal Frost® Birch Zones: 4-7
    As low as $495.00

  6. Shiloh Splash River Birch Tree Zones: 4-9
    As low as $141.95
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Graceful Accent, Year-Round Interest Birch Trees

One of the world's loveliest deciduous trees, Birch Betula Trees are one of our top selling trees of all time. People in northern climates love their exquisite branching, attractive foliage and unique bark.

Delight in the pointed, feather-veined leaves from the earliest days of spring through summer. They'll bring refreshing light shade and white noise from their rustling leaves.

Birch trees are used to accent mulched beds in a modern, relaxed planting. Install several for a natural grove that can be underplanted with hardy Azaleas, Hosta, Vinca, Ferns and Tiarella Foam Flower.

Some cultivars even offer variegated foliage, like Shiloh Splash Birch tree. This outstanding accent tree stays compact...making it a great choice to decorate a small space garden or courtyard.

For larger areas, try fast-growing Birch trees, like Heritage. They feature the lightest-colored, fascinating exfoliating bark of all the River Birches.

Their lustrous dark green leaves turn golden-yellow fall color for a showy display. Other Birch varieties have brilliant fall color, too.

But frankly, it's the distinctive bark color that people fall in love with. Glorious Birch bark delivers winter interest, but you'll notice it year-round.

Study the multi-colored, peeling bark of Paper Birch to find tones from pink to cinnamon. This celebrated tree really did serve as ancient paper...much like an arboreal Papyrus.

Or perhaps you prefer the stunning white bark of Whitespire Birch. Add designer style to your outdoor entertainment area with its elegant gray-chevroned lenticels.

Naturalize River Birch Trees in a Rain Garden or Near Water's Edge

Most Birch trees do well in moist soil, and their lovely form looks beautiful reflected in water. Try an informal grouping of three or five trees for a noteworthy focal point.

Mulch underneath Birch trees to keep the shallow root systems cool. These exceptional trees will require less maintenance in a planting bed, rather than a lawn.

Run River Birches along the edge of a creek or stream. Or, use them with other water-loving plants in a planned Rain Garden to filter potentially polluted runoff from roofs and streets.

Learn more about Rain Garden Design Here

"Should I Plant a Big Birch Tree Close to My House?"

You'd never want to count out using a Birch tree as a pretty accent tree anchoring a front yard planting. Give them the room they need...and select impactful, small ornamental Birch trees for best results.

Sure, just know that Birch has a shallow root system that seeks water. Play it safe by giving it 20 to 30 feet from the trunk to a building.

You'll never regret showcasing the rugged, exfoliating bark of Fox Valley River Birch tree! colors are so handsome...and this improved modern cultivar rarely needs pruning.

Specialty Uses for Birch Trees

For airy, yet effective, privacy...install a large-scale Birch tree hedge to shield and screen an unsightly view. These chic, fast-growing trees bring an artfully effortless look to your landscape.

Birch trees can be grown as a single trunk or multi-stemmed clump. Use a mix of both to replicate a naturalized stand.

Dura Heat River Birch is a heat-tolerant cultivar that stands up where others won't. Home owners in Zone 9 can finally get the Birch look they crave with this disease-resistant variety.

Create a sublime garden fantasy, playing up their delicate foliage. Plant an allée, or double row, on either side of a walkway; tipping the trunks towards each other to create a soul-stirring archway.

Even balconies or Roof Gardens can get in on a little Birch action. Grow Cesky Golden Dwarf Birch in containers for their bold foliage.

Birches make a perfect addition to wildlife gardens to provide food. They produce “samara” fruit and have long, easily shattered catkin flower clusters that are often eaten by area wildlife.

Birch is a lovely tree with high-quality wood logs that are often used in furniture. You might also have seen the bundled Whitespire or Paperbark Birch branches for sale at Farmers Markets or florist shops.

Sell your pruned Birch limbs, or trim them to keep as a decoration near your fireplace! Birch logs are also popular for use in winter outdoor containers, and sell for top dollar.

Planting and Care Tips for Birch Trees

Select a site in full sun or partial shade. Birch trees are adaptable, but grow best in acidic soils that are well-drained.

When you place an order from Nature Hills, we'll pull your tree and prep it for shipment when the time is right to plant in your area. Track the box to your doorstep, open and remove the tree from it's package.

Water your new tree well before planting. Dig a hole as deep as the root system, and twice as wide.

Be sure to use Nature Hills Root Booster to supply a symbiotic support that never wears out. Carefully plant your Birch in the hole, and tuck the backfill soil around it.

Saturate the ground around your new tree to eliminate air pockets. Ensure they'll get consistent moisture to keep them happy and healthy.

Then, apply a three-inch layer of mulch over their shallow roots. Please pull mulch back away from touching the trunks.

Wait to prune Birch trees until late spring. Like Maples, Birch sap rises and will bleed...an invitation for pests to move in.

Identifying Characteristics and Information About Birch Trees

North American Birch trees are generally small to medium-sized thin-leaved hardwood trees or large shrubs with unique bark. Birch bark is marked with horizontal lenticels and often comes off in thin, papery sections.

Birches are widespread in the Northern Hemisphere, especially in northern temperate climates. They are known as a pioneer species, because they quickly populate open meadows and areas recently touched by wildfire.

Europe has a native genus Betula species, too. These special trees played an important role in Celtic religion, and symbolized rebirth and the start of the New Year.

With its ornate bark—which can be white, grey, yellow, silver or black—whimsical branches and gorgeous fall foliage, Birch trees are a popular choice among professional landscapers. If you see your favorite in stock on our site...order yours quickly!

We're proud to offer such beautiful live Birch trees for sale! Our expert growers have been delighting loyal customers since 2001...and we look forward to serving you, too!