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Betula uti Moonbeam
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Betula utilis 'Moonbeam'


Description: Betula utilis 'Moonbeam' is a fine birch that is considerably smaller than other forms making it perfecr for the small garden or space. Creates an attractive range of features including bright white, peeling bark which takes centre stage throughout the whole year. The green leaves turn a buttery-yellow in the autumn.

History: Propagated from a fine specimen at Wakehurst Place, Sussex.

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) : 4m x 3m

General attributes

Text Green Foliage
Text Spreading

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Slow growth rate Slow growth rate
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Prefers acid soil Prefers acid soil
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune