ELEGANT WHITE BARK THAT BRIGHTENS WITH AGE
- Stunning white bark that brightens as the tree matures
- Dark green leaves that turn a brilliant yellow in fall
- The bark is visually stunning when planted in groves or as a specimen tree in your landscape
- Fast growing and resistant to Bronze Birch Borer and Birch leaf miner
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 3-6
- Mature Height: 30-40' tall
- Mature Width: 20-25' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 20-25' apart
Why plant Whitespire Birch?
With snazzy white Birch bark that everybody loves, a Whitespire Birch tree planted in your front yard landscaping will give your home instant curb appeal. A grove of Whitespires in the backyard, on the other hand, will make for a magical get-away space. Lying in the cool grass on a warm summer day, while you look up at the delicate leaves twirl and flutter from their slender branches, you'll feel the worries of the day fade away. In fall, this stellar ornamental/shade tree will paint a lovely picture in your landscape when its dark green leave turn a radiant yellow. Fast-growing, native, and adaptable, too, it's no wonder this easygoing beauty is always in demand!
Whitespire Birch was a victim of mistaken identity for years. When Ed Hasselkus of the University of Wisconsin introduced this selection in 1983, he believed it to be a form of Asian White Birch. In 1993, when the original tree was 36 years old, an earlier mistake in the records was finally caught, and Whitespire was reclassified as a Gray Birch, which hails from the Northeastern U.S. It was a native all along! Whitespire outlasts wild trees, however. The original tree has still not succumbed to the dreaded bronze birch borer.
How to use Whitespire Birch in the landscape?
All the bad things you've heard about Birch will disappear when you select this magnificent tree. This is the most carefree Birch available today. Plant these wonderful trees in your front yard for added curb appeal. Use as a grove in your backyard to take advantage of its amazing supply of shade. Your magnificent Whitespire Birch is resistant to pests such as bronze Birch borer and Birch leaf miner; as well as uncontrollable occurrences like high temperatures and drought conditions. This beautiful Birch is wrapped in chalky white bark that doesn't exfoliate but gets brighter as it matures and is topped off with dark green leaves that turn yellow in fall.
Hardiness Zones: 3-6
How To Plant Whitespire Birch
Whitespire Birch has chalky white bark that doesn’t exfoliate and is the fastest growing of all Birches. They enjoy being planted in full sun with moist, well-drained soil, but the Whitespire Birch can also tolerate drier, rockier soils. Whitespire is resistant to Bronze Birch Borer and Birch Leaf Miner.
How To Water
Whitespire 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.
How To Prune
Best times to prune a Birch tree is around late spring and late fall/winter. Annual pruning promotes healthy fresh growth. Remove any dead or diseases branches.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-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 you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation..
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Gowers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service
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Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!
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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.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
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).
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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 BowerandBranch.com 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).