One of the most popular Witch Hazels. The large sulphur-yellow flowers are borne in densely crowded clusters in January and February and have a strong sweet fragrance. Leaves are lustrous and have cheerful yellow tints in autumn.
This recent hybrid Betula ‘Crimson Frost’ x Betula populifolia ‘Whitespire’ introduction has persistent rich burgundy leaves and in time a good white stem with cinnamon hues. The yellow-orange-red autumn colours are an added feature. (Wisconsin, USA)
The ‘Lady of the Woods’. A graceful slender tree with variable, white peeling bark developing with age and slightly pendulous branches. Diamond-shaped green leaves turn yellow in autumn. Makes an excellent windbreak and specimen tree. Native. (Europe)
This small, broadly columnar tree has brown flaking old bark which shows cinnamon coloured new bark beneath. The three lobed yellowish-green leaves turn red and scarlet in autumn. Pale greenish-yellow flowers in late spring. Grows best in sun and light shade and on … Read More
Gentle weeping branches and the typical pink, flaking bark of the river birch make this an excellent introduction. A worthy substitute for Betula pendula ‘Youngii’ with bonus features of bark and good yellow autumn colours. (North Carolina State University, USA)