seedling of dark green, wavy, slightly corrugated
foliage was registered by
Florence Shaw as part of her "Birchwood "
in 1986 although it had been in the trade since the 1960's. It
bears near white flowers from late June into July.
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...'Birchwood Elegance' is a much-admired plant.
Several collectors and nurserymen have indicated to me that this
was their favorite hosta. It makes a very large size mound of
graceful, green foliage that can be used as a background plant."
Similar cultivars include H. 'Birchwood
Green', H. 'Green Formal' and H. 'Green Acres'.