Trost's Dwarf Birch

Betula

Birch

Delicately draped and uber fine, the deeply cut light green deciduous leaves, at first glimpse, may fool you into thinking this exceptional tree is a Lace Leaf Japanese Maple, but step closer and you'll see it's a small growing Birch. 'Trost's Dwarf ' slowly matures into an upright, somewhat rounded compact specimen that celebrates exceptional downy foliage and black etched luminous white bark. Highly coveted by bonsai enthusiasts, it's airy asymmetrical elegance can grace a container, the rockery, a pathway or any other up-front spot with evenly moist well-drained soil. Medium Band.

Size: 3' 0" – 4' 0" high x 3' 0" – 4' 0" wide.

Zone 3/4.

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