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A three stemmed Royal Frost Birch planted in a landscape where the white bark is beginning to show at the base of the trunks
The leaves of the Royal Frost Birch in bright red/orange fall color and the dark purple spring and summer color
The dark purple to dark green leaves of the Royal Frost Birch
A three stemmed Royal Frost Birch planted in a landscape where the white bark is beginning to show at the base of the trunks
The leaves of the Royal Frost Birch in bright red/orange fall color and the dark purple spring and summer color
The dark purple to dark green leaves of the Royal Frost Birch



  • Deep purple to dark green foliage that turns a brilliant shade of orange, bronze and red in fall
  • Snowy white bark provides four season interest 
  • Great drought tolerance 
  • A medium to fast growing, mid-sized specimen tree - plant on the corner of your home or in a location for all to enjoy
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • Mature Height: 30-40' tall
  • Mature Width: 15-20' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 20-25'

Royal Frost® Birch

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Betula x 'Royal Frost'

Regular price $625.00
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Why plant Royal Frost® Birch?

All hail the King! White-barked Birch trees bring to mind the trees you see on autumn drives in New England or on trips to a cabin in the North Woods. But there’s a twist here—this snowy white Birch tree has regal purple foliage! A standout among mid-sized ornamental trees, Royal Frost® is a true four-season wonder. Plant it in front of dark brick or evergreens to show off its creamy trunk year-round. Include one in your backyard landscaping near your patio or deck, and its small, fluttery leaves will cast a dappled shade where you dine, relax, or entertain. Uplighting directed at that chalky white bark will add extra nighttime drama.

Birches are a promiscuous bunch, hybridizing with each other easily. Plant breeders have taken advantage of that fact to create some wonderful new eye candy. Tom Pinney, Jr. of Evergreen Nursery in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, is one such nurseryman who has tinkered with the Birch gene pool. In 1978, he crossed an Asian White Birch with a purple-leaved European White Birch, resulting in ‘Crimson Frost.’ Now he has crossed ‘Crimson Frost’ with the (American) Gray Birch, ‘Whitespire’, and given us Royal Frost®.  It took Birches from three continents to create this beauty!

How to use Royal Frost® Birch in the landscape?

The Royal Frost® Birch Tree is celebrated for its rich purple foliage and magnificent white bark, but it has yet another handsome attribute—great fall color! When nights turn frosty, its deep purple leaves take on warm gold, orange, and scarlet-red tones, before dropping to reveal more of that gorgeous bark.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

How To Plant Royal Frost® Birch

A site in full sun will coax the most intense color from your Royal Frost® Birch Tree’s leaves. As for the soil, it should drain well and not remain soggy after a rain, though it shouldn’t be allowed to go dusty-dry. The most troublesome pests of the Royal Frost® Birch are the bronze Birch borer and the Birch leaf miner. Your best defense against them is proper care of your tree, as these insects primarily attack unhealthy or stressed trees. Please don’t hesitate to contact our expert growers at if you have any questions about dealing with these pests safely and effectively.

How To Water

Royal Frost® Birch will appreciate regular water during its first few years in the ground and irrigation during long dry spells after it’s established.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zones: 3-7


How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

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- Phone: 866-873-3888

- Or via Online Chat


Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

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