(Common Birch, Cutleaf White Birch, European White Birch, Silver Birch)
European white birch cultivar 'Lacinata' (aka 'Dalecarlica') is an elegant tree with graceful arching branches and deeply cut leaves. Its bark is brown on immature branches becoming white with black fissures as the tree grows. Flowers are called catkins and are very noticeable in the spring on the bare branch tips.
European white birch is very prone to birch borer and its fall color is not dependable. It is tolerant of moist and dry soils and is very cold hardy. This is a common cultivar found...
(Common Birch, European White Birch, Purple Rain™ European White Birch, Silver Birch)
European white birch is a softly pyramidal tree when young, becoming more rounded at maturity with graceful arching branches. The cultivar 'Monte' features deeply-cut, diamond-shaped, lacy purple leaves which contrast beautifully with its exfoliating white bark. Small greenish catkins (pendant flowering stalks) appear in the spring and are quite eye-catching. Purple Rain European white birch is a handsome tree and is very effective as a specimen. However, its use is declining due to its high susceptibility...
(Common Birch, European White Birch, Silver Birch, Trost's Dwarf European White Birch)
'Trost's Dwarf' is small in stature, featuring beautiful white, exfoliating bark and deeply-cut, thread-like leaves like other European white birches. Small greenish catkins appear in the spring and are quite eye-catching. A handsome small tree for use near water features, in the border, or in a container, 'Trost's Dwarf' unfortunately has a high suceptability to birch borer attack. Reduce the threat of attack by providing ample moisture and not planting it in hot, dry microclimates in the yard or...
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(European White Birch, White Edge Birch)
European white birch is a softly pyramidal tree when young, becoming more rounded at maturity with graceful arching branches. The cultivar 'White Edge' features beautiful white, exfoliating bark and creamy-margined, diamond-shaped,lacy leaves. Small greenish catkins appear in the spring and are quite eye-catching. The fall foliage is yellow.
European white birch is tolerant of both wet and dry soils in full sun. This handsome tree has been used extensively in the cool-climate park landscapes...
(Common Birch, European White Birch, Silver Birch, Young's Weeping Birch)
Young's weeping birch's branches are slender and very pendulous without a leading stem. This is a medium-sized tree at maturity. Bark is brown on immature branches becoming white with black fissures as the tree grows. Pendulous flowers, called catkins, are notable in the spring on naked branches. Fall color is not dependable.
Young's weeping birch is beautiful as a specimen in a lawn or at the edge of woodlands, especially in front of dark evergreens. It's also beautiful along streams and ponds...
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This rugged, cold hardy, short-lived birch from northeastern North America is useful for naturalistic plantings in its native region. Typically multi-trunked, it has gray-white, flaky bark peppered with black markings. The twiggy branches are purplish-brown. The narrowly triangular, bright green leaves are often marred by leaf miners. The foliage turns yellow in fall. Caterpillar-like, yellow-green flower catkins appear in fall, persist through winter, and lengthen in spring, providing ornament during...
James H. Schutte
(Gray Birch, Whitespire Senior Grey Birch)
This rugged, cold-hardy selection of gray birch is a lovely upstanding tree for home landscaping in cold climates. Its parent hails from the northeastern U.S. into Nova Scotia, inhabiting large tracts of forest, but preferring swamps, bogs, streams banks and other wetlands. A clone of the first tree with resistance to the bronze birch borer, 'Whitespire Senior' is therefore the best choice where this pest is a problem. Any selection of gray birch lacking the title "Senior" is not guaranteed to be...
(Gray Birch, Whitespire Gray Birch)
After thirty years of trials, 'Whitespire' has proven to be quite resistant to the bronze birch borer that plagues its parent species, the grey birch. The parent hails from New England into Nova Scotia, inhabiting large tracts of forest, but also growing in association with swamps, bogs, streams and other wetlands. The upright trunk of ‘Whitespire’ is typically single, with horizontal branches and beautiful whitish bark streaked with gray markings, an eye-catching sight in winter when the tree is...
(Blue Grama Grass, Mosquito Grass)
Blue grama grass is a perennial warm season grass grown for its fine, gray-green leaves and one-sided decorative flowers. A compact grower, it is native to the arid western United States and Mexico where soils are dry and alkaline.
Fine, narrow, gray-green leaves emerge in spring. In summer slender stems rise above the foliage lined with one-sided flower buds that resemble mosquito larvae. The tiny flowers are reddish purple when they open and quite decorative lining the stem tips. In autumn the...
(Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass, Blue Grama Grass)
An exceptionally showy, heavy-flowering selection of blue grama grass, 'Blond Ambition' is a perennial warm-season grass grown for its one-sided, horizontal decorative flowers and blond, light yellow-tan seed heads. An upright, clumping plant larger than the wild grass species, it is native to the arid western United States and Mexico where soils are dry and alkaline. Cultivar 'Blonde Ambition' was discovered and introduced by David Salman of High Country Gardens in Santa Fe, New Mexico.