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Betula alb Kansu
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Betula albosinensis 'Kansu'


Description: Betula albosinensis 'Kansu' also known as Chinese Red Barked Birch, is a one of the best forms of albosinensis species with good strong growth. The two-layered bark creates a breathtaking sight in your garden with multi-coloured copper and pink colours, flaking off to reveal the underlayers. Shiny, dark green leaves turn into buttery yellow in the autumn and yellowish-brown catkins appear during the spring.

Betula Growing Tips: They will succeed on most soils with certain species happy even in wet sites. Although tolerant of chalk soils they will not reach a maximum size in these conditions. Best planted in a full sun position.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 6m x 4m

General attributes

Text Yellow Green Foliage
Text Pendulous

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Prefers acid soil Prefers acid soil
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune