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Betula erm Polar Bear
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Betula ermanii 'Polar Bear'


Description: Betula ermanii 'Polar Bear' is a very strong growing tree that quickly develops a pure white trunk. After some years and with a little imagination this tree starts to resemble the polar bear of it's name with it's typical heavy branch structure. The dark green leaves emerge alongside the long, yellowish-brown catkins. An attractive golden autumn colour compliments the white exfoliating bark making it the perfect all year round tree.

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) : 12m x 8m

General attributes

Text Yellow Green Foliage
Text Pendulous

Ornamental attributes

Large tree size after 10 years Large tree size after 10 years
Fast growth rate Fast growth rate
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Prefers acid soil Prefers acid soil
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune