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