Avalanche™ Birch

Want your garden to give the immediate impression of simplicity and elegance? Plant an Avalanche™ birch tree. This multi-stemmed specimen first pops out of the landscape as a juvenile specimen with creamy tan bark and hints of pale pink. As it matures, its relatively smooth bark brightens to a handsome stark white. Plant it as a specimen to provide structure to the space or as a group to give your landscape a naturalistic aesthetic. You’ll enjoy its easy-care nature, with good resistance to bronze birch borer and its seeming invisibility to deer, as they don’t care to eat its bark. In fall, its presence in the landscape intensifies as emerald green foliage develops a uniform golden color.

Why grow an Avalanche™ birch?

  • Disease resistant
  • Durable for a landscape with deer
  • Handsome color show with bark and fall foliage

Additional information

Dimensions10 × 10 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Betula x</i> 'Avalzam'


4, 5, 6, 7

Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Sun


Acidic, Any, Average, Well-drained

Bloom Time



Cottage gardens, Foundations, Shade tree, Specimen, Woodland gardens


Clay soil, Disease resistant, Fall interest, Landscape plant, Tree

Flower Color


Blooms On

Old wood


Jim Zampini, Madison, Ohio

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Plant Care

Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day)

Soil: Prefers moist but well-drained, slightly acidic soils. However, crabapples can tolerate varied conditions as long as they aren’t too extreme.

Water: Average water needs, some drought tolerance once established.

Fertilizing: If desired, fertilize in early spring using a granular (not liquid) fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose or tree fertilizer. One application a year is sufficient in most areas. However, if you are starting with a very small plant, you may wish to fertilize monthly through late July to encourage more rapid growth.

Pruning: Little needed. You may selectively prune out branches to achieve a desired shape and habit if you wish, but regular pruning is neither required nor recommended.