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Betula alba pubescens

Betula alba pubescens


Description: Betula alba pubescens, also known as the Common White Birch or Downy Birch is a stunning variety of less weeping habit. Smooth-downy shoots, rounded dark green leaves which compliment the based white bark that peels with age. Catkins are produced in the early spring, appearing green turning into brownish-yellow. An excellent feature of bright yellow leaves in the autumn.

History: Originates from Europe, N. Asia.

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
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Prefers acid soil Prefers acid soil
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune