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Betula uti Edinburgh
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Betula utilis 'Edinburgh'


Parentage: Betula utilis x Betula albosinensis var. septentrionalis.

Description: Betula utilis 'Edinburgh' is a recent addition to the birch family, noted for it's vigour and upright habit. Eventually developing a striking white bark, this selection is also ideal for a multi-stemmed tree. Glossy green leaves appear during the spring alongside the dark brown catkins. A lovely display of yellow autumn colour contrasting well with the white bark.

History: Found in the nursery of The Edinburgh Botanic Gardens.

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

Text Yellow Green Foliage
Text Pendulous

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Attractive bark Attractive bark
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