The Crimson Frost Birch is notable for its burgundy foliage that last through the summer and the white bark with cinnamon hues that give a good contrast to the other colors in this tree. It is a tree for all seasons because it always has some color. In the fall the leaves will turn some shade of orange, red, or yellow. It performs best in cooler climates and may struggle in the St. Louis area.
This is a moderate growing tree that is best grown in moist, acidic sandy or rocky, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. It is a great accent to a landscape because the white bark will show through and give color in the winter months.