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Betula erm Mount Zao Purple

Betula ermanii 'Mount Zao Purple'


Description: An unusual tree with dark purple and orange, peeling bark and prominent horizontal lenticels creating an almost striped appearance. The mid-green leaves turn yellow-orange in autumn.

History: Named after Mount Zao volcano in Japan.

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 2m

General attributes

Text 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
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant