“Betula Costata is a most attractive species of birch, whose bark has a complex and delicate beauty. The bark itself is primarily fawn coloured, with pale pinkish to orange hues. Atop these hues are a strong pattern of striations. The bark also peels to reveal further subtleties of colour beneath. The crown is fairly upright and oval in youth, Betula Costata increasingly broadens with age to a rounded or columnar shape. Bright green leaves with conspicuous veins; golden autumn tones. A shallow rooting tree.”