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Crimson Frost Birch
Betula 'Crimson Frost'

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Height: 8m (26 FT.)

Spread: 6m (20 FT.)

Pyramidal with deep purple foliage which contrasts nicely against white bark and turns shades of yellow/orange to red in fall. Prefers a moist, sandy, well-drained soil and afternoon shade in hotter areas. Prune only in full-leaf as needed, to avoid excessive bleeding.

Height: 8m (26 FT.)

Spread: 6m (20 FT.)

Scrub Birch
Betula glandulosa

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Height: 1.5 - 1.85m (5 - 8 FT.)

Spread: 1.5 - 1.85m (5 - 6 FT.)

Native to the Arctic region found in the tundra. Rounded, toothed rich green foliage accented by yellow-brown cones and brown catkins. For use on stream banks, marsh margins, lakeside banks and bogs. Prefers a rich high organic well-drained soil.

Height: 1.5 - 1.85m (5 - 8 FT.)

Spread: 1.5 - 1.85m (5 - 6 FT.)

Dwarf Arctic Birch
Betula nana

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Height: 75cm (30 IN.)

Spread: 75cm (30 IN.)

Arctic native and high altitude dwarf shrub with shiny, copper-red branches. Small, blunt-toothed foliage has a darker green top surface and turns yellow in fall. Prefers a wet, but well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established. Multi-purpose shrub.

Height: 75cm (30 IN.)

Spread: 75cm (30 IN.)

Northern Tribute® River Birch
Betula nigra 'Dickinson'

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Height: 9 - 12m (30 - 40 FT.)

Spread: 6 - 9m (20 - 30 FT.)

Upright, oval form. Adaptable, hardy selection of river birch with serrated green foliage and ivory bark with copper exfoliation for seasonal interest. Improved tolerance to dry, soils and is resistant to borer. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil. Prune only in full-leaf.

Height: 9 - 12m (30 - 40 FT.)

Spread: 6 - 9m (20 - 30 FT.)

River Birch
Betula occidentalis

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Height: 7 - 8m (23 - 26 FT.)

Spread: 4m (13 FT.)

Small, pyramidal, native tree with shiny, red-brown bark highlighted by white horizontal lines. Oval, toothed, bright green foliage with lighter yellow-green underside turns yellow in fall. Loves wet, sandy, acidic sites. Available in clump and tree form. Prune only in full-leaf.

Height: 7 - 8m (23 - 26 FT.)

Spread: 4m (13 FT.)

Paper Birch
Betula papyrifera

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Height: 15 - 18m (50 - 60 FT.)

Spread: 6m (20 FT.)

Large native tree. Reddish young bark matures to white, papery, peeling layers. Oval, toothed, green foliage turns bright yellow-gold in fall. Tolerates many types of soils. Prefers afternoon shade. Drought tolerant once established. Prune only in full-leaf.

Height: 15 - 18m (50 - 60 FT.)

Spread: 6m (20 FT.)

Paper Birch
Betula papyrifera

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Height: 15 - 18m (50 - 60 FT.)

Spread: 6m (20 FT.)

Clump form. Reddish young bark matures to white, papery, peeling layers. Oval, toothed green foliage turns bright yellow to gold in fall. Prefers slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil and afternoon shade. Prune in summer as needed. Large landscape native tree.

Height: 15 - 18m (50 - 60 FT.)

Spread: 6m (20 FT.)

Chickadee Birch
Betula papyrifera 'Chickadee'

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Height: 15m (50 FT.)

Spread: 5 - 6m (16 - 20 FT.)

A paper birch selection with exfoliating snow-white bark and dark green foliage that turns lemon-yellow in the fall. Columnar form when young, matures to a dense, pyramidal shape. Prefers a moist, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established. Prune only in full-leaf as needed.

Height: 15m (50 FT.)

Spread: 5 - 6m (16 - 20 FT.)

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Plant names containing PBRAF, PP numbers and the like, may not be asexually propagated. Reproduction of these patented plants in any form, is prohibited. The symbols used to represent plant characteristics are based on our research and experience. Outcome may vary based on climate and conditions.

Full Sun

Full Sun: Varieties that require 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day to thrive and produce blooms to their full potential. The Plants with this icon are often heat-tolerant.

Part Shade

Partial Shade: Varieties that require 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Morning sun is best as these plants often prefer less intense heat.

Full Shade

Full Shade: Varieties that require less than 4 hours of direct sunlight per day. Morning sun is best as these plants are often not heat-tolerant.

CVI

CVI: Certified Virus Indexed Prunus Pyrus and Malus varieties for export to the US.

New

New: All new variety additions to Bron and Sons within the last three years.

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Hummingbirds: Varieties with brightly colours, nectar-rich blooms. Often tubular shaped with a strong, sweet fragrance.

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Butterflies: These varieties often provide nectar on which butterflies feed. They can also be host plants that females lay their eggs on.

Attracts Birds

Attracts Birds: Varieties that provide food, cover and nesting areas for birds. Most commonly plants and trees that produce berries, fruits, seeds and nectar.

Plants for Pollinators

Plants for Pollinators: Varieties that provide nectar and pollen to pollinators. These plants are often brightly coloured and very fragrant. Many of the best plants to attract pollinators are native plants as they produce large amounts of nectar and pollen vs hybrid varieties.

Drought Tolerant

Drought Tolerant Once Established: Plants that have the ability to withstand extended periods without watering once they are established, but may still need to be mildly supplemented during extended dry periods.

Fire Resistant

Fire Resistant: These choices are presented as a basic guideline from credible sources, to increase resilience to wildfires. Fire resistant does not mean fire proof. Plants on this list may burn if they are not selected for site and local conditions as well as being properly maintained.

Cut or Dried Flowers

Cut or Dried Flowers: Plants that have beauty and appeal with a longer stem. Often maintainting a sweet fragrance and an extended vase life.

Deer Tolerant

Deer Tolerant: Varieties with the ability to withstand deer feeding without detrimental outcomes. Also included are varieties that deer prefer to avoid eating. Please note that plants which are resistant to deer browse may become options for food as climate change and loss of habitat can result in resource scarcity.

Rabbit Tolerant

Rabbit Tolerant: Varieties that deter rabbits; often has prickly, spiky or jagged foliage. May also refer to toxic varieties that rabbits will avoid eating. Please note that plants which are resistant to rabbit browse may become options for food as climate change and loss of habitat can result in resource scarcity.