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Betula nig Black Star
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Betula nigra 'Black Star'


Description: Betula nigra 'Black Star' is one of the more striking river birch available with an excellent display of papery, peeling pinkish bark which developes with age to create more variety in colour. A neat growth habit, forming an airy canopy of glossy green foliage that turns yellow in the autumn.

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
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune