Betula utilis 'Nepalese Orange'
Description: Betula utilis 'Nepalese Orange' is an attractice, unusual form with rich orange, smooth and freely peeling bark, with noticeable horizontal bands of lenticels. The green foliage creates a light canopy of dappled shape accompanied by yellow catkins in the spring. A very hardy variety!
History: Selected by Kenneth Ashbuurner and raised from seed and collected in Topke Gola, E Nepal in 1971.
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