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Betula uti Snow Queen
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Betula utilis 'Snow Queen'


Description: Betula utilis 'Snow Queen', also known as 'Doreenbos' is an exceptional tree, one of the most popular varieties! The showy white, exfoliating bark develops it's colour within three years; revealing the orange underlayering exposed. This upright form is ideal for planting as a specimen, multi-stemmed or in clumps for any sized garden. The ovate, mid-green foliage is complemented by yellowish-brown catkins in the spring. Strong, attractive yellowish-golden tints in the autumn.

History: Named for noted Dutch dendrologist Albert Doorenbos who selected this seedling around 1933. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

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

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Yellow Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Open space planting Open space planting
Prefers acid soil Prefers acid soil
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune