seedling of dark green, wavy, slightly corrugated
foliage was registered by
American Hosta Society on behalf of the originator,
of Massachusetts as part of her "Birchwood" series
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'.