A graceful, vigorous tree with cream-white to pink bark. This imparts a warm hue among darker evergreen trees, especially through the winter months. Bright-green leaves turn bright-yellow in autumn. Conical, upright-grower which broadens with age. Betula ermanii ‘Polar Bear’ has whiter bark and is smaller-growing. Deciduous tree that grows at a fast rate to reach 8m in 10 years.