Royal Frost Birch
|Mature Height||30-40 Feet|
|Mature Width||20-30 Feet|
|Shipping Restriction||AZ, OR|
A cross between Whitespire and Crimson Frost, the Royal Frost Birch features the traditional beautiful white bark of birch trees, contrasted against deep reddish-purple leaves. It grows in an upright, pyramid shape, giving it a robust look to fill your landscape.
Consider planting your Royal First Birch as a duo, a set to frame along a property line, or as a standout piece on its own. What’s lovely about this birch tree is its leaves will provide nearly year-round color: burgundy in the springtime, then deep purple in the summer, then red in the winter.
It has moderate drought tolerance and growth rate - it's a steady grower, but somewhat slower than other varieties like the Heritage River Birch. It does exceptionally well in colder environments and is hardy down to -40°F.
Growing up to 40 feet tall and 25 feet wide, it blends in well with most landscapes and color contrasting gardens. It can also feature small flowers from March to April before releasing seeds for the summer.
Even from far away, the bright red-purple foliage on this tree cannot be missed. It will look especially lovely as a pop of color in an otherwise green landscape. Get one of your own today!
What makes this birch variety unique?
Although it bears the white bark look of most birches, it features deep reddish purple leaves.
Is this tree hardy to cold temperatures?
Definitely! It can survive up to -40°F.
Do I need to prune this tree?
Nope! Unlike other varieties of birch, this one grows in a way where it can do without.
Plant in an area of full sun with relatively moist soil. Dig a hole twice (or even three times) as wide and tall as the root ball. Place the tree carefully in the hole, taking care to keep it straight while backfilling in soil around it. Water generously upon first planting. Mulch as desired.
Water weekly with a hose on slow trickle and use mulch to keep soil consistently moist.
Pruning is not required with this variety of birch tree due to its pyramid shaped growth.